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Sonata in A Major, Op. 69, for piano and cello; Ludwig van Beethoven

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Sonata in A Major, Op. 69, for piano and cello; Ludwig van Beethoven

Edited by Jens Dufner, fingerings and markings by David Geringas. Published by Henle

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was the most influential and admired composer of the Romantic Era, and is considered today to be among the greatest composers of classical music to ever live. His music is known variously for its compositional rigor, sublime beauty, organic development, gripping urgency, and life-affirming, universal humanism. He left a significant mark on almost every classical genre he worked in, from string quartets to symphonies.

At the beginning of the 19th century, string sonatas were often considered piano sonatas with instrumental accompaniment. This was especially true for the cello, which was often relegated to the role of basso continuo. Beethoven's five cello sonatas-truly the first of their kind-brought the instrument into the spotlight. They have since become the most significant cycle in the cello repertory after the Bach suites.

His third cello sonata, Op.69 in A Major (1809) is his crowning entry in the genre and the most musically significant. The cello and piano are true partners, often passing phrases and motives between each other as if in conversation. It is also the most expansive and lyrical sonata, with three highly melodic movements. Urtext edition edited by Jens Dufner, with fingerings and markings by David Geringas. Includes marked and unmarked parts. Advanced level, grade 5.

Weight: 0.8 lbs
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Book Type: Repertoire
Ensemble: Accompanied Solos
Publisher: G. Henle
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Ensemble Accompanied Solos
Book Type Repertoire