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The eighth is full of beauty and innocent merriment, while the ninth is Beethoven's best and greatest symphony, a dazzling end to his symphonic works. Also included here is a translation of the passage from Schiller's ode "To Joy," featured in the last movement. Meticulously reproduced from the authoritative Litolff edition, each score features large, clear noteheads and wide margins for ease of use in studying and following the music. Far less expensive than comparable full-score editions, this volume belongs in the library of any music lover who wishes to study the masterly innovation and creativity Beethoven brought to the symphonic form.
In what he called the "dry letters of the alphabet," Beethoven depicted his fears, his loves, and his friendly relations: his fears of deafness and of corrupted texts by pirating printers; his loves, Bettina Brentano and Giulietta Guicciardi; and his friendly relations with Baron Zmeskall, Frau Nannette Streicher, and the music publishers Steiner and Company. He praises the poetry of Goethe and Schiller but condemns Goethe for his obeisance toward royalty. He solicits help during his perpetual trouble with his health and with his servants. He castigates publishers, sets prices for his works, and calculates letters of dedication. He expresses his love for his nephew, Carl, but documents the trouble that Carl was causing him by taking up his precious time. And although Beethoven liked to decorate the letters with musical openings and closings and an occasional song to the receiver, he increasingly signed his letters, "In haste."
The 457 letters collected here are the most important of the letters of the spirit that was to shape and move a century. Explanatory notes comment upon works, on persons mentioned, and on the puns of which Beethoven was fond. The letters chronicle his business, his needs, his humor and bitterness, and his philosophy. They will give many insights into Beethoven's methods, his influences, his moods, and the conditions under which the master worked.
This volume contains all 21 sets of Beethoven's solo piano variations, including the extremely popular Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, which, in the view of many critics, accomplished for the piano what Bach's Goldberg Variations did for the harpsichord. Also included are the perennially admired Thirty-two Variations in C Minor, the Eroica Variations, Op. 35, and a treasury of variations on themes by Dressler, Salieri, Süssmayr, Righini, and other composers.
Reprinted from the authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel edition, this music manifests the prodigious invention and imagination the master brought to the variation form. Now the complete corpus of variations is available in this inexpensive reliable edition, ready to inspire and challenge pianists and music lovers.
* Sonata, Op. 10, No. 3
* Sonata, Op. 13 ("Pathetique")
* Sonata, Op. 14, No. 1
* Sonata, Op. 14, No. 2
* Sonata, Op. 22
* Sonata, Op. 26 ("Funeral March")
Für Elise (For Elise) by Ludwig van Beethoven. Bagatelle. Piano. Intermediate. MCL2
* Concise and informative overview of Beethoven’s masterworks
* Learn about the classical pieces that made Beethoven a celebrated composer
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* Features a special ‘Complete Compositions’ section, with an index of Beethoven’s complete works and links to popular streaming services
* Includes Beethoven’s letters (translated by Lady Wallace) - spend hours exploring the composer’s personal correspondence
* Also features four biographies, including Thayer’s seminal study - explore Beethoven's intriguing musical and personal life
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Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II
Piano Concerto No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 8, Pathétique
Symphony No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 14, Moonlight Sonata
Violin Sonata No. 9, Kreutzer Sonata
Symphony No. 3, Eroica
Violin Concerto in D major
Symphony No. 5
Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
Bagatelle No. 25, Für Elise
Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor Concerto
Piano Trio No. 7, Archduke
Symphony No. 7
Symphony No. 9
String Quartet No. 14
Index of Beethoven’s Compositions
Beethoven’s Letters (1790-1826)
Life of Beethoven by Anton Schindler
The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer
Beethoven: A Memoir by Elliott Graeme
Brief Biography: Ludwig van Beethoven by Donald Francis Tovey
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The music is reproduced directly from the exemplary Universal-Edition set edited by Heinrich Schenker. Combining scrupulous scholarship and profound artistic vision, Schenker achieved an edition which is universally admired by musicians and scholars. He used more autographs as sources than any previous editor of the sonatas, and he was the first to reproduce in print the visual impression of the autographs. For this Dover edition, Schenker's footnotes have been translated into English and his preface retranslated. A new introduction by Carl Schachter has also been included.
Noteheads have been reproduced in a size enough to be read easily at the keyboard. Margins and spaces between staves are generous, permitting insertion of written notes, analysis, fingerings, etc. Running measure numbers and many fingerings have already been included by the editor — the last a particularly unusual and valuable feature of this edition. This edition will be welcomed by all pianists, both professional and amateur, for its accuracy and reliability; it is highly desirable for instruction, study, reference, and enjoyment.
First movement from Sonata in C# minor Op. 27 No. 2 (Moonlight) by Ludwig van Beethoven. Piano. Intermediate. MCL3
* Sonata No. 1: Opus 2, No. 1 in F Minor
* Sonata No. 2: Opus 2, No. 2 in A Major
* Sonata No. 3: Opus 2, No. 3 in C Major
* Sonata No. 4: Opus 7, E-Flat Major
* Sonata No. 5: Opus 10, No. 1 in C Minor
* Sonata No. 6: Opus 10, No. 2 in F Major
* Sonata No. 7: Opus 10, No. 3 in D Major
* Sonata No. 8: Opus 13, C Minor "Pathetique"
* Sonata No. 9: Opus 14, No. 1 in E Major
* Sonata No. 10: Opus 14, No. 2 in G Major
* Sonata No. 11: Opus 22, B-Flat Major
* Sonata No. 12: Opus 26, A-Flat Major
* Sonata No. 13: Opus 27, No. 1 in E-Flat Major
* Sonata No. 14: Opus 27, No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor "Moonlight Sonata"
* Sonata No. 15: Opus 28, D Major
* Sonata No. 8, Op. 13 ("Pathetique")
* Sonata No. 9, Op. 14, No. 1
* Sonata No. 10, Op. 14, No. 2
* Sonata No. 11, Op. 22
* Sonata No. 12, Op. 26
* Sonata No. 13, Op. 27, No. 1, (Quasi Fantasia)
* Sonata No. 14, Op. 27, No. 2, (Quasi Fantasia, "Moonlight Sonata")
* Sonata No. 15, Op. 28, (Pastorale)
This superb, high-quality collection, reproduced from the authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel edition, contains the composer's most popular and most performed bagatelles, rondos, and shorter compositions, including: Six Minuets (c. 1795); the Polonaise in C, Op. 89 (1814); Six Bagatelles, Op. 126 (1823–24); the famed Rondo a capriccio in G (Rage Over a Lost Penny, 1795); the Andante in F (Andante favori, 1803), and a generous selection of other short works.
An easily affordable volume, the present edition provides Beethoven devotees, students, teachers, and music lovers with a delightful sampling of a number of spirited works by one of the music world's supreme masters.
* No. 16 in G Major
* No. 17 in D Minor
* No. 18 in E-Flat Major
* No. 19 in G Minor
* No. 20 in G Major
* No. 21 in C Major
* No. 22 in F Major
* No. 23 in F Minor
* No. 24 in F-Sharp Major
* No. 25 in G Major
* No. 26 in E-Flat Major
* No. 27 in E Minor
* No. 28 in A Major
* No. 29 in B-Flat Major
* No. 30 in E Major
* No. 31 in A-Flat Major
* No. 32 in C Minor
* Allegretto, 1821
* Allemande, 1800
* Bagatelle, Op. 33, No. 3
* Bagatelle, Op. 33, No. 4
* Bagatelle, Op. 33, No. 6
* Bagatelle, Op. 119, No. 1
* Bagatelle, Op. 119, No. 4
* Bagatelle, Op. 119, No. 8
* Bagatelle, Op. 119, No. 10
* Bagatelle, Op. 119, No. 11
* March in B-flat Major
* Rondo, 1783
* Sonata movement and Allegretto
* Waltz, 1825
* Waltz, 1824
* 9 Variations on a March by Dressler
* 9 Variations on "Quanto e bello" by Paisiello
* 6 Variations on "Nel co piu" by Paisiello
* 12 Variations on a Minuet a la Vigano by Haibl
* 8 Variations on "Une fièvre brûlante" by Grétry
* 10 Variations on "La stessa, la stessissima" by Salieri
* 7 Variations on "Kind, willst du ruhig schlafen" by Winter
* 8 Variations on "Tändeln and Scherzen" by Süssmayr
* 13 Variations on "Es war einmal ein alter Mann" by Dittersdorf
* 6 Easy Variations on an Original Theme
* 6 Easy Variations on a Swiss Song
* 7 Variations on "God Save the King"
* 5 Variations on "Rule Britannia"
* 8 Variations on "Ich hab ein kleines Hüttchen nur"