Ludwig van Beethoven (17701827)

Piano Sonata no. 30 in E major op. 109

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.678975
Author/ComposerLudwig van Beethoven
ArrangerMurray Perahia
EditorNorbert Gertsch
Release year2015
Publisher/ProducerHenle Verlag
Producer No.HN 1118
ISMN9790201811185
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Description

"It is the spirit which holds together noble and better men on this earth that is now addressed to you", Beethoven wrote thus to the dedicatee of the Sonata op. 109, the nineteen-year-old Maximiliane Brentano in 1821. Beethoven had already composed a little piano trio (B flat major WoO 39) for her in 1812.

And now she was receiving a very different kind of work - the first of the heavyweight last three piano sonatas. It remains astounding that Beethoven initially wrote the first movement as a piano work in its own right, only later deciding to expand it into a complete sonata, which today appears to have been hewn from one piece of stone.