$24.95
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
Item: 00-32450
UPC: 038081354071
ISBN 10: 0739059718
ISBN 13: 9780739059715
PRICE: $24.95
Series: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano
Level: Early Advanced / Advanced
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.
TITLE COMPOSER
Articulation
About This Edition
Portrait of the Composer (1809--1823)
Beethoven and the Piano
Articulation, Dynamics and Accents, and Ornamentation in Beethoven's Music
About Op. 110
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
About Op. 111
Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
About Op. 101
Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
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
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
Metronome Markings for Beethoven's Sonatas in This Volume
Dynamics and Accents
Ornamentation
Tempo and Pulse in Beethoven's Music