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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1

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    • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Instrumentation: Piano
    • ISMN: 979-020181330-1
    • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    • Pages: 18
    • Urtext / Critical Edition

    Beethoven gave this sonata the unusual title "Sonata quasi una Fantasia," which it shares, along with its opus number, with the considerably more famous "Moonlight" Sonata. Both sonatas – along with the preceding sonata with the funeral march, Op. 26, and the three sonatas, Op. 31 soon to follow – usher in Beethoven's conquest of new musical territory in this genre. with a complex structure that oscillates between fantasia and sonata, Op. 27 No. 1 has long presented pianists with great interpretive challenges that, once they have been overcome, bring to light a true jewel.