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Andante F Major WoO 57

Piano Solo

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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Piano Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Otto von Irmer. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: 9. Classical. Softcover. 12 pages. G. Henle #HN21. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480021).

Item Number: HL.51480021

9.5x12.5 inches.

With its appealing opening melody, this piece is widely known and beloved under the title Andante favori. It was written as the slow movement of the famous “Waldstein” Piano Sonata in C Major, op. 53. Beethoven's student and later biographer Ferdinand Ries reported that a friend had voiced his view about “the sonata being too long,” whereupon the friend was given a terrible talking-to (by Beetthoven). But “...Having had time for more placid reflection, my teacher [i.e. Beethoven] soon became convinced of the correctness of the comment.” Luckily for today's pianists, Beethoven did not discard the piece completely, but had it published as a single movement in 1805. The title Andante favori made its first appearance in a print that was released one year later.

About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)

All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Antti K.
    Location:
    Finland
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • September 09, 2019 Very pleasing

    The edition is of high quality and seems to have no mistakes. The paper has a pleasant creamy colour. The piece is extremely beautiful and surprisingly difficult once you start learning it. It gets gradually harder and richer in polyphony, which can be difficult for beginner learners.

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