Beethoven's Grande Sonata in C major, Op. 53 marks his turn towards large-scale symphonic influenced piano works. Since its first publication, this highly virtuosic piece, dedicated to Beethoven's friend and patron Count Waldstein, has lost none of its magnetism. To this day it remains a pianistic challenge and a musical touchstone for every performer.
This Urtext edition includes an informative Introduction and valuable notes on historical performance practice. Information regarding source discrepancies and editorial principles are presented in the detailed Critical Commentary which contains facsimile pages.