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Sonata in F-sharp major for Pianoforte op. 78

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Jonathan Del Mar. This edition: Urtext edition. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA11807).

Item Number: BA.BA11807

With an Introduction by Misha Donat and notes on performance practice by Jonathan Del Mar and Misha Donat.

It is hard to believe that this highly lyrical and moderately difficult sonata in the unusual key of F-sharp major was preceded by the supremely dramatic Appassionata Sonata in F minor op. 57 (BA 10852). Beethoven dedicated the sonata op. 78 to his pupil Therese von Brunsvick, occasionally said by Beethoven scholars to be his "immortal beloved". It is also to her that the sonata owes its nickname A Therese. Beethoven himself highly valued the work which he felt turned out "better" than his more famous sonata op. 27 No. 2 in C-sharp minor (Moonlight, BA 10853). The internationally renowned Beethoven specialist Jonathan Del Mar has evaluated all available sources and presents a reliable and conclusive musical text that comes as close as possible to the composer's intentions. Source discrepancies and editorial decisions are documented in the Critical Commentary. An informative Introduction is followed by valuable notes on performance practice which discuss questions regarding pedalling, dynamics, articulation, and ornaments. The elegant engraving and practical page turns facilitate the study of this musically demanding work.

--Scholarly-critical Urtext edition at the cutting edge of scholarship
--Elegant engraving and optimal page turns
--Informative Introduction (English/German)
--With notes on period performance practice (English/German)
--Includes a Critical Commentary (English).

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What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- A Critical Commentary explaining all source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


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