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For me the Grieg Sonata. My favorite recording of the Grieg is by Glenn Gould which is interesting as Gould wasn't known for being a champion of those very pretty and decorative High Romantic composers and Gould recorded very little Chopin, Mendelssohn, or Schumann; and yet Gould's Grieg recording is very fine.
 

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For me the Grieg Sonata. My favorite recording of the Grieg is by Glenn Gould which is interesting as Gould wasn't known for being a champion of those very pretty and decorative High Romantic composers and Gould recorded very little Chopin, Mendelssohn, or Schumann; and yet Gould's Grieg recording is very fine.
GG`s maternal grandfather was a cousin of Grieg so maybe that`s why.
 

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Major key sonatas for me, for I have some problems with Sturm und Drang!

I would go with these, equally beautiful:

Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 15 in D Major, Op. 28
Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Schubert: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959
Schubert: Piano Sonata in Bb Major, D. 960

If you do not care for those sonatas, then you might not like piano music at all. ;)

I have the Beethoven scores at my piano and play them for myself every once in a while. Along with exploring the rather tricky Liszt Sonata and Brahms F-Minor Sonata (which I am not really practicing, but exploring).
 

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Cool thread! I'd go with LvB Moonlight.

BUT ... does this count? (it was featured on every episode's end credits of The Incredible Hulk (1977-1982, CBS tv series ):

 

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A genre that I am not crazy about (in general, I care less for solo piano than most TC members). I'd probably go for Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor "Path茅tique".
 

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A genre that I am not crazy about (in general, I care less for solo piano than most TC members). I'd probably go for Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor "Path茅tique".
I'm not keen either. Having sampled some of the recommendations so far (those that I didn't already know by LvB) I'm inclined to recommend Berg's no. 1.
 
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