Composed by Anton Eberl (1765-1807). Edited by Christopher Hogwood. Playing score. Published by Edition HH Music Publishers (HH.HH194-SOL).
Item Number: HH.HH194-SOL
ISBN 978 1 905779 27 7.
The Grande Sonate Characteristique in F minor was published between Eberl's visits to Russia, and dedicated to Haydn, possibly in gratitude for his reported praise of Eberl's opera Die Konigin der schwarzen Inseln which had just been staged in Vienna. Its more obvious target, however, might well have been Beethoven's Grande Sonate Pathetique which had appeared in 1799; the dotted rhythms of Eberl's Grave maestoso introduction pay clear tribute to the earlier work.