Marathon Sundays: Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas

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Free Download: Paul Lewis performs the "Waldstein" Sonata, First Movement *

This Sunday, Nov. 11, WQXR brings you the second of four Sunday Beethoven marathons. The day goes the composer's 32 piano sonatas, played in order, starting at 10 am.

David Dubal, the noted author and piano authority, provides commentary throughout the marathon. View a complete playlist of the marathon as it unfolds in real-time.

This follows last Sunday's Beethoven symphony marathon. Below is the month's schedule.

November Marathon Sundays:

Nov. 4 — Beethoven’s complete symphonies.

Nov. 11 — Beethoven's complete piano sonatas.

Nov. 18 — Beethoven’s complete string quartets performed live from the Greene Space. (More information and tickets.)

Nov. 25 —Beethoven's complete concertos.

* The free download is available on WQXR's Facebook Page. Not on Facebook, no problem. You can also receive it in our weekly email newsletter. Sign up here:



Below: The "Bus Station Sonata" was created with commuters and passers-by from the Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle, England.