Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 (Nos. 9-15)

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 (Nos. 9-15)

By Ludwig van Beethoven / ed. Stewart Gordon Piano Book Level: Late Intermediate / Advanced Item: 00-22579
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Beethoven wrote 32 sonatas for piano. Volume 2, edited by Stewart Gordon, includes Sonatas 9--15 (Op. 14, Nos. 1--2; Op. 22; Op. 26; Op. 27, Nos. 1--2; and Op. 28), written between 1798 and 1801 and published shortly after they were written. Of the sonatas in this volume, autographs exist for Op. 26; Op. 27, No. 2 (the first and final pages are missing); and Op. 28. This edition is based on the existing autographs and the first editions, published by various Viennese engravers. Dr. Gordon discusses a variety of topics including Beethoven's life; the pianos of his time and their limitations; Beethoven's use of articulation, ornamentation, tempo; and the age-old challenge of attempting to determine the definitive interpretation of Beethoven's music. Valuable performance recommendations, helpful fingering suggestions and ornament realizations are offered in this comprehensive critical body of Beethoven's sonatas. Where performance options are open to interpretation, other editors' conclusions are noted, enabling students and teachers to make informed performance decisions.

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About This Edition
Beethoven at the Turn of the 19th Century
Beethoven and the Piano
Articulation, Dynamics and Accents, and Ornamentation in Beethoven's Music
Dynamics and Accents
Tempo and Pulse in Beethoven's Music
Metronome Markings for Beethoven's Sonatas in This Volume
About the Op. 14 Set
Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1
Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
About Op. 22
Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major (Grande Sonate), Op. 22
About Op. 26
Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major (Grande Sonate), Op. 26
About the Op. 27 Set
Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major (Sonata quasi una fantasia), Op. 27, No. 1
Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor (Sonata quasi una fantasia), Op. 27, No. 2
About Op. 28
Sonata No. 15 in D Major (Grande Sonate), Op. 28

Additional Information

Series: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Composed by: Ludwig van Beethoven
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book
Page Count: 192
Item Number: 00-22579
ISBN 10: 0-7390-3762-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-3762-1
UPC: 038081230306

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