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Beethoven: At the Piano

9 Well-Known Original Pieces in Progressive Order

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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Piano (Piano solo) - L2, L3, L4, L5, L6
9 Well-Known Original Pieces in Progressive Order. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Sylvia Hewig-Troescher. Sheet music. Paperbound. At the Piano. With practical comments. Classical. Softcover. 64 pages. G. Henle #HN1820. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481820).

Item Number: HL.51481820

ISBN 9790201818207. 9.25x12.25 inches.

Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas are the “New Testament” of music, according to Hans von Bülow. Our selection here does not take things quite so solemnly, because we have also taken the opportunity to show the more “worldly” side of the composer, with dances, bagatelles, the unusual character piece “Lustig und traurig” (“Happy and sad”), and of course, the indestructable “Für Elise.” As usual in our series “At the Piano,” all the pieces are arranged progressively from easy to medium level of difficulty. And you do not have to be in awe of Beethoven's piano sonatas either: the highly Classical sonata in G major (essentially a sonatina) offers an ideal introduction to the many-facetted world of Beethoven's sonatas. In contrast to this, we also show Beethoven the “poet at the piano,” with the first movement of his “Moonlight” Sonata in C sharp minor, along with the funeral march from the Sonata in A-flat major – visionary creations that already point far ahead into the world of Romanticism.

Contents: Lustig-Traurig, WoO 54 • Six Ecossaises, WoO 83 • Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 “Für Elise” • Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2 • Adagio sostenuto from Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight” • Marcia Funèbre sulla morte d'un Eroe from Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26 • Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1 • Nine Variations on“Quant' è più bello” from La Molinara by Giovanni Paisiello, WoO 69 • Bagatelle in G Major, Op. 126, No. 1 • Bagatelle in G Major, Op. 126, No. 5.

About At the Piano

At the Piano is an ideal introduction to the world of classical piano music! It is particularly suitable for all those who are returning to the piano after a longer break.

Each volume with original pieces by one composer.

The works are arranged in progressive order of difficulty (from easy to medium level).

The works complement one another conceptually.

The length of the pieces ranges from one to eight pages.

The works contain fingerings and practical tips on technique and interpretation.

At the Piano is edited by Sylvia Hewig-Troscher, a piano professor at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Munich. She has decades of experience teaching young people and adults, gives concerts and masterclasses around the world and is a much sought-after educator.

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