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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

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The Piano Sonata Op. 101 marks the transition to Beethoven's late works. The composer's increasing deafness was already manifesting itself in such a marked way that he no longer dared to appear publicly as a pianist. in this sonata he experimented with unusual harmonies, broke with form, gave detailed German headings for the movements, and for the first time also used a note so "unheard of" that it was not even on most of the contemporary pianos: the low counter E.