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Beethoven: The 'moonlight' and Other Sonatas, Op. 27 and Op. 31

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Even in Beethoven's day the 'Moonlight' Sonata was a popular favourite. This 1999 book provides an accessible introduction to the Sonatas Opp. 27 and 31 (including The 'Moonlight' and 'The Tempest'), aimed at pianists, students, and music lovers. It begins with the works' historical background - the emergence of a 'piano culture' at the end of the eighteenth century, Beethoven's aristocratic milieu in Vienna, and his oft-quoted intention to follow a new compositional path. An account of the sonatas' genesis is followed by a ...

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Beethoven: The 'Moonlight' and other Sonatas, Op. 27 and Op. 31
1999, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521598590

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Beethoven: The 'Moonlight' and other Sonatas, Op. 27 and Op. 31
1999, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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