Ludwig van Beethoven (17701827)

Piano Sonata No. 8 C Minor op. 13

"Grande Sonate Pathétique"
Neuausgabe 2019

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.687596
Author/ComposerLudwig van Beethoven
EditorNorbert Gertsch, Murray Perahia
Scope28 pages
Release year2019
Publisher/ProducerHenle Verlag
Producer No.HN 1348
7.00 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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In a span of only eight years, between 1794–1802, Beethoven composed twenty Piano sonatas, among them his so-called “Grande Sonate Pathétique” op. 13. It marks the consummation of his Classical style, yet also already alludes to his Heroic Period with its intensely Romantic characteristics. Composed in the “tragic” key of C minor, it foreshadows the expressive drama of later masterworks such as the Fifth Symphony or the Coriolan Overture.

Of the famous sonatas, this one is the most technically manageable and thus proves immensely popular with advanced Piano students. The new Urtext edition from G. Henle Publishers hails from the successfulBeethoven collaboration between Norbert Gertsch and Murray Perahia, as usual with fingering and interpretive suggestions from the great pianist.