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Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 : Beethoven Classical Piano (Classical Piano) Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 : Beethoven Classical Piano (Classical Piano)

Ludwig van Beethoven

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ISBN : 9780739027356
Paperback
244 pages
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 About the Book 

Beethoven wrote 32 sonatas for piano. Volume 1, edited by Stewart Gordon, includes the first 8 sonatas (Op. 2, Nos. 1-3- Op. 7- Op. 10, Nos. 1-3- and Op. 13 Path?tique]), written between 1795 and 1799. Since these autographs no longer exist, thisMoreBeethoven wrote 32 sonatas for piano. Volume 1, edited by Stewart Gordon, includes the first 8 sonatas (Op. 2, Nos. 1-3- Op. 7- Op. 10, Nos. 1-3- and Op. 13 Path?tique]), written between 1795 and 1799. Since these autographs no longer exist, this edition is based on the first editions, published by various Viennese engravers. Dr. Gordon discusses a variety of topics including Beethovens life- the pianos of his time and their limitations- Beethovens use of articulation, ornamentation, tempo- and the age-old challenge of attempting to determine the definitive interpretation of Beethovens music. Valuable performance recommendations, helpful fingering suggestions and ornament realizations are offered in this comprehensive critical body of Beethovens sonatas. Where performance options are open to interpretation, other editors conclusions are noted, enabling students and teachers to make informed performance decisions.