Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 10 No.1 was written between 1795 and 1798. During this time Beethoven originally considered two piano pieces in C minor (WoO 52 and 53) as potential third movements before the finale, but finally decided on a three movement work. For the first time, this edition also contains the two abandoned pieces in the appendix. This publication is not intended to be played as a sonata with 4 or even 5 movements. It could however, be considered as a suggestion for the conceptual design of a piano recital that features the original three movement version of the Sonata as well as the two piano pieces.
Edited by Peter Hauschild, newly revised by Jochen Reutter. Notes on interpretation and fingering by Nils Franke and Gerhard Oppitz.