I have been listening to Beethoven for many years and I am familiar with his piano sonatas. Recently I have been listening to the recital/lectures by Andras Schiff on the Op 31 piano sonatas. He describes the Op 31 no 2 sonata as a great tragic work. I would like to agree with this, but I find the work to be difficult to connect with in this sense when compared to such masterpieces as the Op 106 sonata's slow movement. Could the forum give some explanation and guidance concerning the Op 31 no 2? What am I missing in this sonata?