Beethoven's Piano Playing

Beethoven's Piano Playing


  • Author: Franz Kullak
  • Release Date : 2013-09-19
  • Genre: Music
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Originally written as an introduction to a critical edition of Beethoven's piano concertos, this informative performance guide is the work of an accomplished pianist, composer, and conductor. Franz Kullak presents more than 100 annotated and analyzed musical examples along with biographical information about the composer and general rules for the performance of the concertos. In addition, a separate essay offers pointers on the proper execution of the trill. Suitable for intermediate- and advanced-level pianists, this volume is newly edited and supplemented with additional examples by celebrated concert pianist and composer Anton Kuerti, who provides an informative Introduction with musical examples....

Beethoven s Piano Playing

Beethoven s Piano Playing


  • Author : Franz Kullak
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-09-19
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486316543


Beethoven s Piano Playing Book Description :

Originally written as an introduction to a critical edition of Beethoven's piano concertos, this informative performance guide provides general rules of performance and an essay on the execution of the trill....

Beethoven s Piano Sonatas

Beethoven s Piano Sonatas


  • Author : Charles Rosen
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300196139


Beethoven s Piano Sonatas Book Description :

Beethoven’s piano sonatas form one of the most important collections of works in the whole history of music. Spanning several decades of his life as a composer, the sonatas soon came to be seen as the first body of substantial serious works for piano suited to performance in large concert halls seating hundreds of people. In this comprehensive and authoritative guide, Charles Rosen places the works in context and provides an understanding of the formal principles involved in interpreting and performing this unique repertoire, covering such aspects as sonata form, phrasing, and tempo, as well as the use of pedal and trills. In the second part of his book, he looks at the sonatas individually, from the earliest works of the 1790s through the sonatas ...

Beethoven the Pianist
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Beethoven the Pianist


  • Author : Tilman Skowroneck
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521119597


Beethoven the Pianist Book Description :

This book offers an insight into Beethoven's career, showing in well-documented detail the rise and decline of his powers as a performer....

Beethoven s 32 Piano Sonatas

Beethoven s 32 Piano Sonatas


  • Author : Stewart Gordon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-12
  • Genre: Performance practice (Music)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190629182


Beethoven s 32 Piano Sonatas Book Description :

The thirty-two Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven form one of the most important segments of piano literature. In this accessible, compact, and comprehensive guidebook, renowned performer and pedagogue Stewart Gordon presents the pianist with historical insights and practical instructional tools for interpreting the pieces. In the opening chapters of Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas, Gordon illuminates the essential historical context behind common performance problems, discussing Beethoven's own pianos and how they relate to compositional style and demands in the pieces, and addressing textual issues, performance practices, and nuances of the composer's manuscript inscriptions. In outlining patterns of structure, sonority, keyboard technique, and emo...

Beethoven on Beethoven

Beethoven on Beethoven


  • Author : William S. Newman
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393307190


Beethoven on Beethoven Book Description :

“'Must' reading for any pianist concerned with Beethoven's music, which is to say almost every pianist alive.” —William Rothstein, Musical Times...

Beethoven s Piano Music

Beethoven s Piano Music


  • Author : Victor Lederer
  • Publisher : Limelight Editions
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1574671944


Beethoven s Piano Music Book Description :

(Unlocking the Masters). Beethoven's works for solo piano the sonatas, variations, and bagatelles and the five concertos for piano and orchestra stand at the heart of the repertory. Beethoven's Piano Music: A Listener's Guide , by Victor Lederer, will help the motivated reader understand this popular but often knotty music. The bulk of the text consists of a movement-by-movement analysis of the 32 sonatas, fascinating for their individuality and for the way they trace the master's development. In addition to the sonatas, Lederer also takes the reader through the most significant of the variations. The greatest is the Diabelli , Beethoven's monumental takeoff on a trivial theme, but three more sets, the 32 Variations in C minor , the Variations on an ...

Complete piano sonatas  no  1 15

Complete piano sonatas no 1 15


  • Author : Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486231341


Complete piano sonatas no 1 15 Book Description :

The entire corpus of Beethovan's piano sonatas is contained in this two-volume work -32 sonatas in all. Volume One contains the fifteen sonatas from Beethoven's first period, including the popular Pathetique, Moonlight, and Pastorale sonatas. Volume Two contains the seventeen sonatas from Beethoven's second and third periods, including the Waldstein, the Appassionata, and the Hammerklavier....

Piano Sonatas  Volume 1  Nos  1 8
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Piano Sonatas Volume 1 Nos 1 8


  • Author : Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1457411059


Piano Sonatas Volume 1 Nos 1 8 Book Description :

Beethoven wrote 32 sonatas for piano. Volume 1, edited by Stewart Gordon, includes the first 8 sonatas (Op. 2, Nos. 1-3; Op. 7; Op. 10, Nos. 1-3; and Op. 13 ["Pathétique"]), written between 1795 and 1799. Since these autographs no longer exist, this edition is based on the first editions, published by various Viennese engravers. Dr. Gordon discusses a variety of topics including Beethoven's life; the pianos of his time and their limitations; Beethoven's use of articulation, ornamentation, tempo; and the age-old challenge of attempting to determine the definitive interpretation of Beethoven's music. Valuable performance recommendations, helpful fingering suggestions and ornament realizations are offered in this comprehensive critical body of Beethove...

Beethoven Piano Sonatas  Volume 2  Nos  9 15

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Volume 2 Nos 9 15


  • Author : Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Release Date : 2005-09-19
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781457421174


Beethoven Piano Sonatas Volume 2 Nos 9 15 Book Description :

Beethoven wrote 32 sonatas for piano. Volume 2, edited by Stewart Gordon, includes Sonatas 9--15 (Op. 14, Nos. 1--2; Op. 22; Op. 26; Op. 27, Nos. 1--2; and Op. 28), written between 1798 and 1801 and published shortly after they were written. Of the sonatas in this volume, autographs exist for Op. 26; Op. 27, No. 2 (the first and final pages are missing); and Op. 28. This edition is based on the existing autographs and the first editions, published by various Viennese engravers. Dr. Gordon discusses a variety of topics including Beethoven's life; the pianos of his time and their limitations; Beethoven's use of articulation, ornamentation, tempo; and the age-old challenge of attempting to determine the definitive interpretation of Beethoven's music. Va...