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Three Sonatas for Piano F minor, A major, C major op. 2

in F minor, A Major, C Major

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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In F minor, A Major, C Major. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Jonathan Del Mar. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. With notes on performance practice by Jonathan Del Mar and Misha Donat. Classical. Performance score, anthology. Opus 2. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10859. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10859).

Item Number: BA.BA10859

ISBN 9790006561933. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Key: A major, c major, f minor. Text language: English, German. Preface: Misha Donat / Jonathan Del Mar.

Barenreiter continues its Urtext edition of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas with an important contribution. The frequently played Sonatas op. 2, Nos. 1-3, stem from the time when the young composer took lessons from Joseph Haydn in Vienna and are dedicated to his teacher. After Beethoven's three early sonatas which he wrote as a youth in Bonn, the so-calledKurfursten-Sonaten, Beethoven started 10 years later, in the mid 1790s, to develop a style independent from the legacy of Mozart and Haydn and presented with his op. 2 his first fully valid piano sonatas.

The acclaimed Beethoven specialist Jonathan Del Mar has consulted every known source for this scholarly-critical Urtext performing edition. In addition he has analysed various copies of the prints published during Beethoven's lifetime. The result of his accurate research is presented in a meticulously edited musical text at the cutting edge of scholarship, together with a detailed Critical Commentary.

The volume stands out in terms of its elegant and well-presented layout. Special emphasis has been placed on optimum page-turns and on the consideration of the flow of the music. The highly informative Introduction on the genesis and significance of the sonatas is supplemented by valuable notes on historical performance practice.

- New scholarly-critical performing edition at the cutting edge of scholarship
- Optimum page-turns
- Introduction with valuable notes on historical performance practice (Eng/Ger)
- Detailed Critical Commentary (Eng)

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
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining 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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