Beethoven, Ludwig van
Grande Sonate for Pianoforte in B-flat major op. 22
- Urtext edition at the cutting edge of scholarship
- Elegant layout with practical page-turns
- Informative Introduction and valuable notes on central issues of period performance practice (Ger/Eng)
Edition no.
BA 11803
Volume / Series
Del Mar, Jonathan
Language(s) of text
English, German
Product format
Performance score, Urtext edition
Pages / Format
XIV, 33 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
Composed in 1800 and published as a “Grande Sonate”, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in B-flat major op. 22 marks the end of his first creative period. The only surviving handwritten source is a copyist’s manuscript that served as an engraver’s copy but which conflicts in many details with the original print. Beethoven held this sonata in especially high regard, proudly calling it “a real challenge” in a letter of 15 January 1801 to his publisher Franz Anton Hoffmeister. Indeed, it manifests the quintessence of classical formal principles: its proportions are balanced, its four-movement structure consummately designed.
It poses high demands on flawless technical brilliance and lightness of execution.
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