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From The Archives - Beethoven For Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven defined piano playing in his own century and beyond. We’ll hear his most demanding sonata — The “Hammerklavier” — in a remarkable historic recording that’s both compelling and thought provoking.

Compositions and Recordings

Polonaise in C major, Op. 89
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Alfred Brendel, piano

Sonata No. 29 Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Ernst Levy, piano

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