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Grande Sonate pathetique C minor op. 13

in C minor

By Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano - Level 6
In C minor. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Jonathan Del Mar. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Classical. Performance score. Opus 13. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10851. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10851).

Item Number: BA.BA10851

ISBN 9790006542055. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Key: C minor. Text Language: English/German. Preface: Hartmut Hein/Mario Aschauer/Jonathan Del Mar.

Beethoven's Sonata in C minor was his first large work in this genre and a prime example of the late 18th century sonata. To this day it remains a source of fascination with its ardent pathos and emotional coherence. While first sketches probably date back to 1796, Beethoven did not complete the sonata until 1798/99, shortly after his string trio in C minor, op. 9 from 1797/98. He published the work in December 1799 in Vienna.

The Urtext edition of this famous sonata edited by the Beethoven expert Jonathan Del Mar remains faithful to the sources and reflects the latest research. With its clear print and practical page turns, it will appeal to advanced piano students, pianists and teachers. It includes a historical foreword, a detailed critical commentary as well as informative notes on performance practice.

- Scholarly-critical performing Urtext edition based on most recent research
- For advanced piano students, pianists and teachers
- Optimum page turns and notes on performance practice
- Detailed foreword (Ger/Eng) and critical commentary (Eng)

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


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  • 5

    Pittsfield, MA
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  • March 28, 2018 Beethoven at his best

    It doesn’t take much to recommend this very well-known sonata of Beethoven’s. It has been in the concert repertoire for as long as it was written. It is a challenging piece to play up to tempo, but is worth the effort. I recommend this highly.

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