Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 4 (Nos. 25-32)

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 4 (Nos. 25-32)
Op. 79; Op. 81a; Op. 90; Op. 101; Op. 106; Op. 109; Op. 110; Op. 111

By Ludwig van Beethoven / ed. Stewart Gordon Piano Book Level: Early Advanced / Advanced Item: 00-32450
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Beethoven wrote 32 sonatas for piano. The final installment, Volume 4, edited by Stewart Gordon, contains Sonatas 25-32, written between 1809 and 1822 and published shortly thereafter. Of the eight sonatas in this volume, autographs exist in whole or in part for all but Op. 106, missing since World War II. This edition is based on the existing autographs and the first editions. 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, tempi; 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. Titles: Op. 79 ("Sonatine"); Op. 81a; Op. 90; Op. 101; Op. 106 ("Hammer-Klavier"); Op. 109; Op. 110; and Op. 111. 264 pages.

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About This Edition
Portrait of the Composer (1809--1823)
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 Op. 79
Sonata No. 25 in G Major (Sonatine pour le pianoforte), Op. 79
About Op. 81a
Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a
About Op. 90
Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
About Op. 101
Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
About Op. 106
Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major (Grosse Sonate für das Hammer-Klavier), Op. 106
About Op. 109
Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
About Op. 110
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
About Op. 111
Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

Additional Information

Series: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Composed by: Ludwig van Beethoven
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book
Page Count: 264
Item Number: 00-32450
ISBN 10: 0-7390-5971-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-5971-5
UPC: 038081354071

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