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Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57
"Appassionata"
By Ludwig van Beethoven / ed. Stewart Gordon
Item: 00-27906
UPC: 038081305271
ISBN 10: 0739046837
ISBN 13: 9780739046838
PRICE: $6.95
Series: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Category: Piano Solo
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano
Level: Early Advanced
Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 is considered by many, including Beethoven, to be one of his greatest sonatas. The nickname "appassionata" probably came from a four-hand version entitled Sonata appassionata, published in Hamburg in 1838. The famous opening thematic statement played two octaves apart and repeated immediately a half step higher sets a mood of tension and conflict in this majestic sonata. Dr. Stewart Gordon’s editions of Beethoven's most popular piano sonatas provide the key to a stylistic performance. Thorough research of the earliest available sources has enabled Dr. Gordon to produce the most accurate reflection of the composer’s intent. Each sonata contains helpful fingering suggestions and performance recommendations.