The Music Plays On — Beethoven Piano Sonata №30 in E Major, Op. 109

If Beethoven’s symphonies are his public pronouncements, his piano sonatas are his personal diary. And the last three sonatas, of which this is the first, are the most intimate and private pages.

Beethoven began composing his Piano Sonata №30 in 1820. The lilting, falling water music that begins the movement is one of the most inviting and…