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Beethoven: The 'Moonlight' and other Sonatas, Op. 27 and Op. 31

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  • Date Published: November 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521591362

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  • Even in Beethoven's day everyone was talking about the "Moonlight" Sonata. This is a comprehensive introduction to Beethoven's most popular piano sonata, together with the four other sonatas in Op. 27 and Op. 31. Aimed at pianists, students and music lovers, it gives an account of the sonatas' historical background, their changing performance styles, and offers an accessible critical introduction to the music.

    • A book-length introduction to these sonatas in English
    • Accessible to non-specialists
    • Takes into account developments in Beethoven scholarship, and includes recent research
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    • Date Published: November 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521591362
    • length: 160 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 29 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. Keyboard culture
    2. Beethoven in 1800–2
    3. Composition and reception
    4. 'Quasi una fantasia?'
    5. The design of the Op. 27 sonatas
    6. The design of the Op. 31 sonatas
    Notes
    Select bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Timothy Jones, University of Exeter

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