In anticipation of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Steinway & Sons releases a recording of three of the composer’s piano sonatas performed by Young-Ah Tak in her debut recording for the Steinway label. The works span the short and cheery early Sonata No. 6 in F Major to the monumental Sonata No. 23 in F minor, the Appassionata. Like most pianists, Tak has had a long relationship with Beethoven, from her first public solo recital at age 9 which included several Beethoven variations on the program, to her audition for the Juilliard School with the Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, featured on this disc.