Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas

Fazil Say

Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas

Turkish pianist-composer Fazil Say set the bar high for himself by aiming to deliver one of the greatest interpretations of Beethoven with this collection. It’s a bold target given the competition, but one thing you can be sure of with him is a big personality and great individuality. He is best in the more classical sonatas; in a work that fizzes with passion, like the “Waldstein,” his character chimes well with Beethoven’s message. Some of his tempi are extreme—his “Moonlight” opening movement is very slow, while the finale is full of dramatic twists and turns—but there’s no denying the force of personality behind his playing. There are many rewards along the way.

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1
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Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2
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Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 3
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Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 7
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Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1
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Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2
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Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3
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Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique"
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Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14 No. 1
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Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14 No. 2
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Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Op. 22
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Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26, "Funeral March"
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Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1, "Quasi una fantasia"
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Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight"
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Piano Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28, "Pastoral"
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Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31 No. 1
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Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2, "The Tempest"
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Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3
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Piano Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49 No. 1
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Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49 No. 2
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Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"
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Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54
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Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata"
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Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 78, "A Thérèse"
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Piano Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79
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Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a, "Das Lebewohl"
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Piano Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
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Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
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Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106, "Hammerklavier"
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Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
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Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110
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Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
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