Pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli died on June 12, 1995, in Lugano, Switzerland . For me, he will always be a pianist whose music brings me a lot of enjoyment. While his repertoire was not huge, what he did perform was always exemplary.
Such is the case with Beethoven’s Sonata number 3, Opus 2. Imagine, this was the second work of Beethoven’s ever to be published. He must have been a young man at the time, perhaps around 25-30 and living in Vienna. Even that early one can hear that he is trying to be original, opposed to re-inventing the Haydn style.
Listen now to a great master playing this Sonata by Beethoven: