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Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas

Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas

A Handbook for Performers

  • Author: Stewart Gordon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190629185
  • Category: Performance practice (Music)
  • Page: 272
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The thirty-two Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven form one of the most important segments of piano literature. In this accessible, compact, and comprehensive guidebook, renowned performer and pedagogue Stewart Gordon presents the pianist with historical insights and practical instructional tools for interpreting the pieces. In the opening chapters of Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas, Gordon illuminates the essential historical context behind common performance problems, discussing Beethoven's own pianos and how they relate to compositional style and demands in the pieces, and addressing textual issues, performance practices, and nuances of the composer's manuscript inscriptions. In outlining patterns of structure, sonority, keyboard technique, and emotional meaning evident across Beethoven's compositional development, Gordon provides important background and technical information key to understanding his works in context. Part II of the book presents each sonata in an outline-chart format, giving the student and teacher ready access to essential information, interpretive choices, and technical challenges in the individual works, measure by measure, all in one handy reference source. In consideration of the broad diversity of today's Beethoven interpreters, Gordon avoids one-size-fits-all solutions or giving undue weight to his own tastes and preferences. Instead, he puts the choices in the hands of the performers, enabling them to create their own personal relationship with the music and a more powerful performance.

Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

A Short Companion

  • Author: Charles Rosen,Giulio Cesare Ricci
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300090703
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 256
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In this comprehensive and authoritative guide, Rosen places Beethoven's sonatas in context and provides an understanding of the formal principles involved in interpreting and performing this unique repertoire. Includes a CD of the author performing extracts from several of the works.

The Creation of Beethoven's 35 Piano Sonatas

The Creation of Beethoven's 35 Piano Sonatas

  • Author: Barry Cooper
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 131703709X
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 228
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Beethoven’s piano sonatas are a cornerstone of the piano repertoire and favourites of both the concert hall and recording studio. The sonatas have been the subject of much scholarship, but no single study gives an adequate account of the processes by which these sonatas were composed and published. With source materials such as sketches and correspondence increasingly available, the time is ripe for a close study of the history of these works. Barry Cooper, who in 2007 produced a new edition of all 35 sonatas, including three that are often overlooked, examines each sonata in turn, addressing questions such as: Why were they written? Why did they turn out as they did? How did they come into being and how did they reach their final form? Drawing on the composer’s sketches, autograph scores and early printed editions, as well as contextual material such as correspondence, Cooper explores the links between the notes and symbols found in the musical texts of the sonatas, and the environment that brought them about. The result is a biography not of the composer, but of the works themselves.

Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas: Piano sonata in A♭ major, Op. 110

Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas: Piano sonata in A♭ major, Op. 110

  • Author: Heinrich Schenker
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199914222
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 176
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Heinrich Schenker ranks among the most important figures in the development of western music theory in the twentieth century. His approach to the analysis of music permeates nearly every aspect of the field and continues to this day to be a topic of great interest among music theorists, historians, composers and performers. In his four volume work, Die letzen Sonaten von Beethoven: Kritische Ausgabe mit Einfuhrung und Erlauterung (The Last Piano Sonatas by Beethoven: Critical edition with Introduction and Commentary) Schenker presented editions of Beethoven's Opp. 109, 110, 111 and 101 that were, at the time, unprecedented in their faithfulness to such authoritative sources as Beethoven's autograph manuscripts. He included a movement-by-movement and section-by-section discussion of form and content that grew increasingly penetrating from one volume to the next as the musical theory for which he is now known was developed, alongside inspired and detailed suggestions for the performance of each section of each work. In Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas: An Edition, with Elucidation, noted Schenker scholar John Rothgeb presents the first English language edition and translation of these important works. Rothgeb builds upon Schenker's text, adding explanations of certain points in the commentary, references to corrections and other remarks entered by Schenker in his personal copies of the volumes, and graphic presentations of several passages (a practice that became standard in Schenker's own analytical work later in his career). Making these seminal works accessible to English speaking scholars and students for the first time, Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas is an essential reference for music theorists, historians, performers, and composers alike.

Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (Nos. 1-8)

Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (Nos. 1-8)

  • Author: Ludwig van Beethoven,Stewart Gordon
  • Publisher: Alfred Music
  • ISBN: 9781457411052
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 244
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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.

Performance Practices in Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

Performance Practices in Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

An Introduction

  • Author: William S. Newman
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performance practice (Music)
  • Page: 100
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Beethoven Forum

Beethoven Forum

  • Author: Glenn Stanley,Lewis Lockwood,Christopher Reynolds
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803242678
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 256
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Glenn Stanley opens Beethoven Forum 6 with a consideration of the “piano sonata culture” of the late eighteenth century and how Beethoven’s sonatas influenced this culture. Lawrence Kramer explores the "Tempest" sonata and the way it exemplifies "one of the leading intellectual projects of the Enlightenment, the project of speculative anthropology or 'universal history.'" Elaine R. Sisman examines the "lyrical," "small-scale" sonatas of Beethoven’s middle period in relation to his renewed preoccupation with the idea of "fantasia." Nicholas Marston concludes the volume’s consideration of the piano sonatas with a study of the development of a musical idea in the "Hammerklavier" sonata. Birgit Lodes examines the relationship between the human and the divine as they are represented in the Gloria of Beethoven’s great mass, the Missa solemnis. In a second article on this late masterpiece, Norbert Gertsch describes a subscription copy of the Missa solemnis—a copy that Beethoven had corrected—and its significance for a future scholarly edition of the work. Maynard Solomon offers a commentary, transcription, and translation of a papal document concerning the marriage of Beethoven’s great-uncle Cornelius. In a review article, Nicholas Marston discusses the recent edition of the Landsberg 5 sketchbook and future prospects for sketchbook editions. Robert Levin concludes the volume with a review of Performing Beethoven, edited by Robin Stowell.

Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E, Op. 109

Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E, Op. 109

  • Author: Nicholas Marston
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0193153327
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 267
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BL Copiously illustrated with detailed transcriptions from the manuscript sources and many music examples In this exhaustive study of the sources for Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 109, Nicholas Marston suggests a unique way of understanding this major composition.

Beethoven's Most Famous Piano Sonatas Including

Beethoven's Most Famous Piano Sonatas Including

Appassionata, Pathétque, Waldstein, Tempest, Moonlight Sonata and Many Others. by Ludwig Van Beethove

  • Author: Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Publisher: Sturgis Press
  • ISBN: 1446517225
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 220
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Beethoven Forum

Beethoven Forum

  • Author: Beethoven Forum
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803229211
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 172
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An annual of international Beethoven studies, Beethoven Forum promotes and sustains the high level of scholarship inspired by Beethoven’s extraordinary works. Volume 5 presents studies on Beethoven’s Fidelio, his piano sonatas, and his uses of form and dynamics, along with reviews of Theodor Adorno’s Beethoven’s Philosophie der Musik and of recent writings on the Ninth Symphony. The contributors are Michael C. Tusa, Lee Rothfarb, Miriam Sheer, Michael Spitzer, William Kinderman, Stephen Hinton, and Scott Burnham.