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Artur Pizarro - The Beethoven Sonata Cycle
Artur Pizarro
Introduction
During 2003, renowned Portuguese pianist Artur Pizarro performed an epic 8-concert cycle of all 32 Beethoven Sonatas at St John's, Smith Square, London. Comprehensive programme notes on each Sonata are available below.
 
About the music and performer
Use the right hand navigation to read a profile of Artur Pizarro and listen to an interview in which he talks about the concert cycle and discusses Beethoven's work. You can also read a general introduction to Beethoven's piano sonatas.

Programme notes for each sonata
The online audio of the sonatas is no longer available because the rights have now expired.

Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1
Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 2 No. 2
Sonata No. 3 in C, Op. 2 No. 3
Sonata No. 4 in E flat, Op. 7
Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1
Sonata No. 6 in F, Op. 10 No. 2
Sonata No. 7 in D, Op. 10 No. 3
Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique)
Sonata No. 9 in E, Op. 14 No. 1
Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 14 No. 2
Sonata No. 11 in B flat, Op. 22
Sonata No. 12 in A flat, Op. 26 (Funeral March)
Sonata No. 13 in E flat, Op. 27 No. 1
Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (Moonlight)
Sonata No. 15 in D, Op. 28 (Pastoral)
Sonata No. 16 in G, Op. 31 No. 1
Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 (Tempest)
Sonata No. 18 in E flat, Op. 31 No. 3
Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49 No. 1
Sonata No. 20 in G, Op. 49 No. 2
Sonata No. 21 in C, Op. 53 (Waldstein)
Sonata No. 22 in F, Op. 54
Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata)
Sonata No. 24 in F sharp, Op. 78
Sonata No. 25 in G, Op. 79
Sonata No. 26 in E flat, Op. 81a (Les adieux/Lebewohl)
Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Sonata No. 28 in A, Op. 101
Sonata No. 29 in B flat, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)
Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109
Sonata No. 31 in A flat, Op. 110
Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

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