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Sonata in G major for Pianoforte op. 79 "Sonate facile"

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.BA11815).

Item Number: BA.BA11815

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

In a letter to Breitkopf & Hartel Beethoven called his small sonata op. 79 Sonate facile or Sonatina. With its moderate technical difficulty, the work is very well suited for advanced beginners. We have to thank Muzio Clementi for the creation of this lively sonata with its well-known first movement entitled Presto alla tedesca; in tedious negotiations he had been able to persuade the "haughty beauty Beethoven" to compose two new works, the later sonatas op. 78 and 79.

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 the sonata.

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

About Barenreiter Urtext

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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