Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in F Minor (Appassionata), Opus 57 for the Piano (Alfred Masterwork Edition Series)
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Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in F Minor (Appassionata), Opus 57 for the Piano (Alfred Masterwork Edition Series)

by Ludwig van Beethoven
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739046838
Publisher:
Alfred Music
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Alfred Masterwork Edition Series
Edition description:
Appassionata
Pages:
43
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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