“Decisive and manly,” “most profound sentiment and delicacy,” and “imaginative humour” – thus does Beethoven’s contemporary Carl Czerny accurately describe the three movements of this expressive sonata. As no autograph manuscript has survived, the first edition of the three sonatas op. 10, published in Vienna in 1798, forms the sole basis for the revised Urtext edition of the Sonata in c minor. Yet another jewel stemming from the collaboration between Beethoven specialist Norbert Gertsch and star pianist Murray Perahia.