Piano Sonata #3 in C Major Opus 2 #3. It is part of the Op. 2 sonatas, it was completed in 1796 and all three are dedicated to Joseph Haydn.
The third of the Sonatas Op.2 is the masterpiece of the virtuoso compendium; it is brilliant, outgoing, and gently virtuous and humorous, full of impactful and motivating themes of the kind that easily lean toward developmental treatment. Its textures are clearly concert nature; there are many passages that mimic orchestral tutti or quartets in the second movement, and there are Emperor concerto-style cadences at two points in the first movement. The humor can be broad, as in can be seen in the first movement, or subtle, as in the initial stroke of the fourth movement, the dissonances in the third, or the recapitulation in false D major and sudden harmonic changes in the first movement.
Sonata with a diversity of textures and figurations: the first movement is symphonic, the second is Bachiano, the third delicate with scathing accents, and the fourth alternately mischievous and lyrical.