Ludwig Van Beethoven - Sheet Music: Piano Sonatas Numbers: 21°Waldstein- 22° 23°Appassionata-24°-25°-26° ISBN-SKU: (Paperback)
Sheet Music by Composer Ludwig Van Beethoven.
Beethoven remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music.
Ludwig van Beethoven wrote 32 mature piano sonatas between 1795 and 1822. (He also wrote 3 juvenile sonatas at the age of 13 and one unfinished sonata, WoO. 51.)
Although originally not intended to be a meaningful whole, as a set they comprise one of the most important collections of works in the history of music.
Hans von B low called them "The New Testament" of piano literature (Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier being "The Old Testament").
Beethoven's piano sonatas came to be seen as the first cycle of major piano pieces suited to both private and public performance.
They form "a bridge between the worlds of the salon and the concert hall".The first person to play them all in a single concert cycle was Hans von B low; the first complete recording is Artur Schnabel's for the label His Master's Voice.
In this Volume:
- Piano Sonata No.21 in C major, op.53 "Waldstein"
- Piano Sonata No.22 in F major, op.54
- Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, op.57 "Appassionata"
- Piano Sonata No.24 in F# major, op.78
- Piano Sonata No.25 in G major, op.79
- Piano Sonata No.26 in E flat major, op.81
Size 8,5 x 11 inch