Composed between 1796 and 1797.
This is one of the easiest Beethoven sonatas to play. Its dramatic power is somewhat close to that of the "Pathetique" sonata due to its rhetorical silences, passages presented in unison, and dynamic contrasts.
In the three Opus 10 sonatas, the development section of the first movement is based on new material. The second movement is one of Beethoven's slowest and most beautiful. The last movement, especially hectic.
It's a surprising mix of effervescent nervousness and humor. It has that arrogant, almost battic ending, accentuated landings on wrong harmonies on the second track, frenetic tremolos, big dynamic changes, and a rather menacing lead track, all delivered in breakneck speed.