Beethoven's ten violin sonatas, time-honored favorites of violinists, pianists, and their audiences, reflect the great composer's determination to make the interrelationship between the violin and the piano a more intimate one, and to create a more even and intricate balance between the two instruments than had previously existed in the genre. Ranging in mood and style from the brilliant and virtuosic "Kreutzer" Sonata to the pastoral, lyrical "Spring" Sonata, they include: Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1; Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12, No. 2; Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3; Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23; Sonata No. 5 in F Major ("Spring"), Op. 24; Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1; Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2; Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3; Sonata No. 9 in A Minor ("Kreutzer"), Op. 47; Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96. All ten of these beautiful and challenging masterworks are reprinted here from the authoritative edition prepared by Breitkopf & Hartel. Beautifully printed and sturdily bound, this handsome volume offers violinists, pianists, and music lovers the opportunity to study and enjoy the scores in one convenient, inexpensive source. "
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Contents : Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1 Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2 Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3 Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7 (« Grande Sonata ») Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1 (« Little Pathétique ») Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2 Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
Beethoven wrote 32 sonatas for piano. Volume 1, edited by Stewart Gordon, includes the first 8 sonatas (Op. 2, Nos. 1-3; Op. 7; Op. 10, Nos. 1-3; and Op. 13 ["Pathétique"]), written between 1795 and 1799. Since these autographs no longer exist, this edition is based on the first editions, published by various Viennese engravers. 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, tempo; 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.
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Edited by Maurice Hinson, this is Beethoven's complete Sonata, Opus 13. There are also historical notes about the work and the composer, as well as illustrations, performance suggestions, and notes by Carl Czerny and others.
Sviatoslav Richter was a dazzling performer but an intensely private man. Though world famous and revered by classical music lovers everywhere, he guarded himself and his thoughts as carefully as his talent. Fascinated, author and filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon tried vainly for years to interview the enigmatic pianist. Richter eventually yielded, granting Monsaingeon hours of taped conversation, unlimited access to his diaries and notebooks, and, ultimately, his friendship. This book is the product of that friendship. Richter reveals himself as a man and an artist. Unsentimentally and with his characteristic dry humor and intelligence, the musician describes his poignant childhood and spectacular career, including his tumultuous early days at the Moscow Conservatory and his triumphant 1960 tour of the United States. His laconic recounting of playing in the orchestra at Stalin's surreal, interminable state funeral is riveting. Most important for music lovers, Richter discusses his influences and views on musical interpretation. He describes his encounters with other great Russian performers and composers, including Prokoviev, Shostakovich, Oistrakh, and Gilels. Candid sections from his personal journals offer his sober and unguarded impressions of dozens of performances and recordings--both his own and those of other musicians. This volume offers readers the sizable pleasure of lingering in the thoughts and words of one of the most important pianists of the twentieth century. Unlike many other star performers, Richter was also an intellectual who had interesting things to say, particularly about the musician's proper role as interpreter of the composer's art. This alone makes the book worth reading. Sviatoslav Richter belongs on the shelves of everyone with a classical music collection and will also appeal to lovers of autobiography and admirers of Russian musical culture.
Titles: * Sonata No. 1: Opus 2, No. 1 in F Minor * Sonata No. 2: Opus 2, No. 2 in A Major * Sonata No. 3: Opus 2, No. 3 in C Major * Sonata No. 4: Opus 7, E-Flat Major * Sonata No. 5: Opus 10, No. 1 in C Minor * Sonata No. 6: Opus 10, No. 2 in F Major * Sonata No. 7: Opus 10, No. 3 in D Major * Sonata No. 8: Opus 13, C Minor "Pathetique" * Sonata No. 9: Opus 14, No. 1 in E Major * Sonata No. 10: Opus 14, No. 2 in G Major * Sonata No. 11: Opus 22, B-Flat Major * Sonata No. 12: Opus 26, A-Flat Major * Sonata No. 13: Opus 27, No. 1 in E-Flat Major * Sonata No. 14: Opus 27, No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor "Moonlight Sonata" * Sonata No. 15: Opus 28, D Major
One of the most idiosyncratic and charismatic musicians of the twentieth century, pianist Glenn Gould (1932–82) slouched at the piano from a sawed-down wooden stool, interpreting Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart at hastened tempos with pristine clarity. A strange genius and true eccentric, Gould was renowned not only for his musical gifts but also for his erratic behavior: he often hummed aloud during concerts and appeared in unpressed tails, fingerless gloves, and fur coats. In 1964, at the height of his controversial career, he abandoned the stage completely to focus instead on recording and writing. Jonathan Cott, a prolific author and poet praised by Larry McMurtry as "the ideal interviewer," was one of the very few people to whom Gould ever granted an interview. Cott spoke with Gould in 1974 for Rolling Stone and published the transcripts in two long articles; after Gould's death, Cott gathered these interviews in Conversations with Glenn Gould, adding an introduction, a selection of photographs, a list of Gould's recorded repertoire, a filmography, and a listing of Gould's programs on radio and TV. A brilliant one-on-one in which Gould discusses his dislike of Mozart's piano sonatas, his partiality for composers such as Orlando Gibbons and Richard Strauss, and his admiration for the popular singer Petula Clark (and his dislike of the Beatles), among other topics, Conversations with Glenn Gould is considered by many, including the subject, to be the best interview Gould ever gave and one of his most remarkable performances.
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The Essential Classical Collection is a sumptuous selection of the very best music of the Classical era by composers ranging from Mozart to Beethoven and beyond, all presented in one superb volume for solo Piano. The music of the Classical era is characterised by melodic elegance and formal symmetry. From the delightful wit and flamboyance of Mozart, to the passionate Sturm Und Drang of Haydn and Beethoven, the masterpieces of the Classical period are widely regarded as some of the greatest compositions ever written. Every piece in this anthology is rich in heritage. Take this opportunity to transform your repertoire - the music has been expertly adapted to appeal to the intermediate soloist whilst retaining all the beauty and character of the original works. There's simply no better way to discover the music of the masters. Songlist: - Romance In G No.4 (Six Pieces Tres Faciles Op.52) [Hummel] - Sonatina In C Op.36 No.1 [Clementi] - Sonata In C K.545 [Mozart] - Sonatine Op.3 No.1 [Weber] - Menuetto Con Variazioni (Sonata In D) [Haydn] - Serenade (String Quartet Op.3 No.5) [Haydn] - Sonata In F K.280 [Mozart] - Sonata In G Op.79 [Beethoven] - Playful Dialogue [Hummel] - Sonatina In A Minor [Benda] - Sonatina In G Op.20 No.1 [Dussek] - Sonatina In F Op.36 No.4 [Clementi] - Sonatina In G Op.20 No.2 [Kuhlau] - Andante (Symphony No.94 'The Surprise') [Haydn] - Andante Con Variazioni [Weber] - Voi Che Sapete (Le Nozze Di Figaro) [Mozart] - Adagio (Clarinet Concerto In A K.622) [Mozart] - Bagatelle In G Minor Op.119 No.1 [Beethoven] - Rondo In A [Beethoven] - Adagio Cantabile (Sonata In C Minor 'Pathetique' Op.13) [Beethoven] - Fur Elise (Bagatelle In A Minor WoO 59) [Beethoven] - Fantasia In D Minor K.397 [Mozart] - Finale (Sonata In D Hob.Xvi/37) [Haydn] - Adagio Sostenuto (Sonata In C Sharp Minor 'Moonlight' Op.27 No.2) [Beethoven] - Andante (Piano Concerto No.21 In C 'Elvira Madigan' K.467) [Mozart] - Lacrimosa (Requiem) [Mozart] - Variations On A French Folk Song 'Ah, Vous Dirai-je, Maman' K.265 [Mozart] - Dance Of The Blessed Spirits (Orfeo Ed Euridice) [Gluck] - Allegro (Serenade In G K.525 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik') [Mozart] - Adagio Un Poco Moto (Piano Concerto No.5 'Emperor' Op.73) [Beethoven] - J'ai Perdu Mon Eurydice (Orfeo) [Gluck] - Andante (Symphony No.101 In D 'The Clock') [Haydn]
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An annual of international Beethoven studies, Beethoven Forum sustains and promotes the high level of scholarship inspired by Beethoven's extraordinary works. Volume 2 represents the wide range of approaches that enrich the understanding and appreciation of Beethoven and his interpreters. Michael C. Tusa describes Beethoven's life-long affinity for the key of C-minor, showing Beethoven's consistencies in technique and structure. Tia Denora clarifies how Beethoven's early recognition as a great musician was linked to the social aspirations of his Viennese patrons. Beginning with Tovey's renowned metaphor of the harmonic "Cloud" in the Eroica symphony, Lawrence Earp reconsiders the extensive attention Beethoven gave to the passage. Lewis Lockwood resolves issues that have troubled scholars and musicians about the Scherzo of the F Major String Quartet (Op. 59, No. 1). William Drabkin, one of the world's premier authorities on the Missa Solemnis, analyzes the sketches and autographs of that mass's later movements. Noting the renewed interest in questions about the meaning of music, Kevin Korsyn proposes a rereading of J. W. N. Sullivan's Beethoven: His Spiritual Development and shows its relevance to the comprehension of the A Minor String Quartet, (Op. 132). The importance of Carl Dahlhaus's Ludwig van Beethoven und seine Zeit was immediately acknowledged upon its publication in 1987. Translated into English in 1991, the book will further extend its influence. To assess that influence, three Beethoven scholars provide independent appraisals of the book. Hermann Danuser places the book in the context of Dahlhaus's other works and stresses Beethoven's determination to give each of his works individuality. John Daverio discusses the cultural background to Dahlhaus's outlook on "wit" and "reflectivity." And James Webster critiques the assumptions that underlie Dahlhaus's musical analyses. All relate the book to Dahlhaus's other works and indicate in what ways the book can serve as a catalyst for future study.