Beethoven - Variations in C major, Op. 120, "Diabelli"

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The 33 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op. 120, commonly known as the Diabelli Variations, is a set of variations for the piano written between 1819 and 1823 by Ludwig van Beethoven on a waltz composed by Anton Diabelli. It is often considered to be one of the greatest sets of variations for keyboard along with J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Sonate No. 29 in B-flat, "Hammerklavier"

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Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 (known as the Große Sonate für das Hammerklavier, or more simply as the Hammerklavier) is a piano sonata widely considered to be one of the most important works of the composer's third period and among one of the great piano sonatas. It is considered Beethoven's single most difficult composition for the piano, and it remains…

Piano Sonate for Four Hands, 2nd Movement

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Music for two or more players at one keyboard began to come into prominence in the generation after J.S. Bach, as the piano -- with its longer keyboard -- began to displace the harpsichord as the "default" keyboard instrument in a well-equipped musical household. Bach's son Johann Christian contributed several sonatas to the four-hand piano repertoire. In the next generation, Mozart wrote a…

Piano Sonate for Four Hands, 1st Movement

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Music for two or more players at one keyboard began to come into prominence in the generation after J.S. Bach, as the piano -- with its longer keyboard -- began to displace the harpsichord as the "default" keyboard instrument in a well-equipped musical household. Bach's son Johann Christian contributed several sonatas to the four-hand piano repertoire. In the next generation, Mozart wrote a…

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Sonate No. 9, 1st Movement

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Almost since the moment of its publication, there has been speculation that the Piano Sonata opus 14 No. 1, began its life as a string quartet. Indeed, Beethoven later set the sonata for four string instruments.

Sonate No. 9, 3rd Movement

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Almost since the moment of its publication, there has been speculation that the Piano Sonata opus 14 No. 1, began its life as a string quartet. Indeed, Beethoven later set the sonata for four string instruments.

Sonate No. 9, 2nd Movement

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Almost since the moment of its publication, there has been speculation that the Piano Sonata opus 14 No. 1, began its life as a string quartet. Indeed, Beethoven later set the sonata for four string instruments.

Sonate No. 2, 3rd Movement

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Like the Piano Sonata no 1 in F Minor, the Sonata no 2 in A Major is a four-movement composition, which was an innovation in 1795. Unlike many other major composers, Beethoven did not have to waste time early in his career composing in a popular style. This freedom allowed him to experiment to a degree that few composers of his time enjoyed. He was supported financially by a group of Viennese…

Sonate No. 17, “Tempest” 1st Movement

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The Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, was composed in 1801/02 by Ludwig van Beethoven. It is usually referred to as "The Tempest" (or Der Sturm in his native German), but the sonata was not given this title by Beethoven, or indeed referred to as such during his lifetime. The name comes from a claim by his associate Anton Schindler that the sonata was inspired by the Shakespeare…

Sonate No. 28, 4th Movement

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The Piano Sonata no. 28 in A Major, opus 101, was written for and dedicated to Baroness Dorothea von Ertmann. Like the dedication of the Farewell Sonata to Archduke Rudolph, the dedication to the baroness was much more than a political formality.

Sonate No. 20, 2nd Movement

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Sonata No. 20 Opus 49 No. 2 is written by Ludwig van Beethoven. It was possibly written around the time Beethoven composed the Third and Fourth sonatas, but because it was published in Vienna in 1805, nearly a decade after it was actually written, it was assigned then-current opus and sonata numbers, which classified it alongside works from the composer's middle period. Very similar…

Sonate No. 11, 1st Movement

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Beethoven was rightly proud of his Piano Sonata no. 11 in B♭ Major, op 22 (1800). He referred to opus 22 as a grand solo sonata and, compared to his more modest opus 14 sonatas, the B♭ is a big, four-movement work.

Sonate No. 30, 3rd Movement

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The Piano Sonata no 30 in E Major, op 109, is dedicated to Maximiliana Brentano, daughter of Antonie Brentano, the woman now generally believed to have been Beethoven's Immortal Beloved.

Sonate No. 25, 2nd Movement

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The Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79, was written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1809. It is one of Beethoven's shorter sonatas with an approximate performance time of only eleven minutes, if Beethoven's prescribed repeats are all observed. It is also the shortest of his sonatas with more than two movements.

Sonate No. 16, 1st Movement

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In the three sonatas of op 31, Beethoven used an organizational template that had served him well for the three sonatas of both op 2 and op 10. In each of these sets, Beethoven sought to achieve maximum contrast between the sonatas, and he did this by including one sonata in minor, one sonata in a sharp key, and one sonata in a flat key. The best known sonata of the set, op 31-2, the Tempest,…

Sonate No. 10, 1st Movement

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Piano Sonata no. 10 in G Major, opus 14 no. 2, is, in the words of Beethoven's student and friend Carl Czerny, one of the most charming and cheerful piano sonatas in the repertoire. It's a piece that demands the lightest of touches, both in terms of one's fingers and interpretation.