Five Great Piano Sonatas
The most famous of the composer's 32 piano sonatas: Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 ("Pathétique"), Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 ("Moonlight"); Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 ("Waldstein"); Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata"); and Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a ("Les Adieux"). New introduction by Carl Schachter, and performance notes by Anton Kuerti. Reproduced directly from the exemplary Universal-Edition set edited by Heinrich Schenker.