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Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas : a handbook for performers

Author: Stewart Gordon
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The thirty-two Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven form one of the most important segments of piano literature. In this accessible, compact, and comprehensive guidebook, renowned performer and pedagogue Stewart Gordon presents the pianist with historical insights and practical instructional tools for interpreting the pieces. In the opening chapters of Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas, Gordon illuminates the essential  Read more...
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Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van (1770-1827) Beethoven
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Gordon
ISBN: 9780190629175 0190629177 9780190629182 0190629185
OCLC Number: 945804257
Description: xi, 273 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : Considerations. Sources --
Beethoven and the piano --
Performance practices --
Beethoven's expressive legacy --
The windmills of Beethoven's mind --
Part II : The sonatas. The Opus 2 set --
Opus 7 --
The Opus 10 set --
Opus 13 ("Pathétique") --
The Opus 14 set --
Opus 22 --
Opus 26 --
The Opus 27 set : sonatas like a fantasy; no.2 ("Moonlight") --
Opus 28 ("Pastoral") --
The Opus 31 set no.2 ("Tempest"); no.3 ("Hunt") --
The Opus 49 set : two "easy" sonatas --
Opus 53 ("Waldstein") --
Opus 54 --
Opus 57 ("Appassionata") --
Opus 78 --
Opus 79 ("alla tedesca") --
Opus 81a ("Lebewohl") --
Opus 90 --
Opus 101 --
Opus 106 ("Hammerklavier") --
Opus 109 --
Opus 110 --
Opus 111.
Other Titles: Beethoven's thirty-two piano sonatas
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