Editor: Sylvia Hewig-Tröscher ► Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas are the “New Testament” of music, according to Hans von Bülow. This selection here does not take things quite so solemnly, showing the more “worldly” side of the composer, with dances, bagatelles, the unusual character piece “Lustig und traurig” (“Happy and sad”), and of course, the indestructible “Für Elise”. All the pieces are arranged progressively from easy to medium level of difficulty. The highly Classical sonata in G major (essentially a sonatina) offers an ideal introduction to the many-facetted world of Beethoven’s sonatas. Beethoven, the “poet at the piano”, shines through with the first movement of his “Moonlight” Sonata in c-sharp minor, along with the funeral march from the Sonata in A-flat major – visionary creations that already point far ahead into the world of Romanticism.
Product Code: PNED-HVBT-1820 ISBN-13: 9790201818207 Publisher: G. Henle Verlag Number Of Pages: 64