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Sonata quasi una Fantasia for Pianoforte E-flat major, C-sharp minor op. 27/1+2 "Moonlight Sonata"

By Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano - Level 5
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Jonathan Del Mar. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Classical. Performance score. Opus 27/1+2. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10853. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10853).

Item Number: BA.BA10853

ISBN 9790006557998. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Key: E-flat major, c-sharp minor. Language: German, English. Translation: Gudula Schutz.

At the dawn of the 19th century Beethoven struck out on new paths with his two opus 27 sonatas, each of which he called asonata quasi una fantasia. Both of them, in particular Sonata no. 2 which was later nicknamed theMoonlight Sonata, were destined for immortality.

Jonathan Del Mar, second to none in his knowledge of Beethoven's music,.has obtained new readings in this fastidious scholarly-critical edition of these well-known pieces. Spacious engraving and practical page turns ensure optimum pleasure for every pianist. A meticulously compiled Critical Commentary provides information on alternative readings and editorial decisions.

* Scholarly-critical performance edition at the cutting edge of scholarship
* Informative Introduction and notes on period performance practice (Ger/Eng)
* Detailed Critical Commentary (Eng)

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  • 5

    Pittsfield, MA
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  • April 18, 2019 Beethoven the Master

    One cannot but buy something that is as ubiquitous as tap water. And that of course being “The Moonlight Sonata”...this alone is worth the expense.

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