Originally Posted by Quinto
most definately opus 106..Brendel's live recording is my favorite..and Sviatoslav Richter's of course..
also early sonatas by Glenn Gould are very nice!
Recently bought the Beethoven cycle of the old (84!) Wilhelm Backhaus and was pleasantly surprised..
Hammerklavier is indeed epic. Just so difficult to play effectively. I also like Apassionata