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Beethoven -- Piano Sonatas, Volume 1

Nos. 1-8

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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Piano - Advanced; Early Advanced; Late Intermediate
Nos. 1-8. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Stewart Gordon. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Form: Sonata. Classical; Masterwork; Recital; Romantic. Book. 244 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.16743).

Item Number: AP.16743
ISBN 0739027352. Classical; Masterwork; Recital; Romantic.

Beethoven wrote 32 sonatas for piano. Volume 1, edited by Stewart Gordon, includes the first 8 sonatas (Op. 2, Nos. 1-3; Op. 7; Op. 10, Nos. 1-3; and Op. 13 ["Pathétique"]), written between 1795 and 1799. Since these autographs no longer exist, this edition is based on the first editions, published by various Viennese engravers. Dr. Gordon discusses a variety of topics including Beethoven's life; the pianos of his time and their limitations; Beethoven's use of articulation, ornamentation, tempo; and the age-old challenge of attempting to determine the definitive interpretation of Beethoven's music. Valuable performance recommendations, helpful fingering suggestions and ornament realizations are offered in this comprehensive critical body of Beethoven's sonatas. Where performance options are open to interpretation, other editors' conclusions are noted, enabling students and teachers to make informed performance decisions.

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  • August 27, 2008 Great informations

    This edition compares many other edition, like von Bulow, Schnabel, Arrau, Taylor, Casella ... And has a short history of each opus of the sonatas .. Very helpfull ! Take Care !

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  • June 19, 2007 LOVE THIS EDITION

    Everything about this edition is excellent. The editorial notes are extensive, educational and compare various editions, including Beethoven's autographs and first editions, as well as practical performance considerations. This is a very well-researched series and I am looking forward to Volumes 3 and 4. The attention to detail...

    in this edition is extraordinary and I often feel after reading some of Mr. Gordon's performance suggestions that I am getting a private lesson with this teacher. As if that wasn't enough incentive to purchase this book, the print size is large making it very comfortable to read.

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  • November 18, 2004 Best Beethoven Sonatas Book I'v Seen!

    This is a truly wonderful book for students, amateurs, porffesional, and teachers! Stewart Gordon's notes, reecomendations, fingerings, and summaries are very helpful to study and remember. You will not regret buying this edition!!!

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