But, for some reason, they don’t move me.
They seem like piano warm-up exercises, rather than songs that demand to be heard.
Here’s what I heard today:
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor Op. 31 No. 2 “Tempest”
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E Flat Op. 31 No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Op. 53 “Waldstein”
Piano Sonata No. 19 in G Minor Op. 49 No. 1
All were performed by Alfred Brendel. With great bravado, I might add.
But none of these compositions stirred me.