Piano - Beethoven

What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven. (LVB)

'Moonlight', 'Pathetique', 'Waldstein', 'Appassionata', 'Hammerklavier' - amongst the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven are some of the totemic works of western music. To begin to delve into the music of the master, is to open a door to a world - a lifetime - of musical discovery and re-discovery.

Start with a modest collection such as At the Piano : Beethoven or dive straight into the complete Sonatas. How brave do you feel?