Beethoven, Ludwig van
Grande Sonate pathétique in C minor op. 13
Edition no.
BA 10851
ISMN
9790006542055
Volume / Series
BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor
Del Mar, Jonathan
Instrumentation of the work
Piano
Language(s) of text
English, German
Product format
Performance score, Urtext edition
Instrumentation
Piano
Binding
Stapled
Pages / Format
XIX, 28 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
Beethoven's Sonata in C minor was his first large work in this genre and a prime example of the late 18th century sonata. To this day it remains a source of fascination with its ardent pathos and emotional coherence. While first sketches probably date back to 1796, Beethoven did not complete the sonata until 1798/99, shortly after his string trio in C minor, op. 9 from 1797/98. He published the work in December 1799 in Vienna.

The Urtext edition of this famous sonata edited by the Beethoven expert Jonathan Del Mar remains faithful to the sources and reflects the latest research. With its clear print and practical page turns, it will appeal to advanced piano students, pianists and teachers. It includes a historical foreword, a detailed critical commentary as well as informative notes on performance practice.

- Scholarly-critical performing Urtext edition based on most recent research
- For advanced piano students, pianists and teachers
- Optimum page turns and notes on performance practice
- Detailed foreword (Ger/Eng) and critical commentary (Eng)
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