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Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 (A Therese)

A Therese

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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Piano Piano solo (Piano solo) - Henle Level 7
A Therese. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Bertha Antonia Wallner. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Single Edition from HN 34. Classical. Softcover. 16 pages. G. Henle #HN1312. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481312).

Item Number: HL.51481312

ISBN 9790201813127. 9.25x12 inches.

After a pause of four years, Beethoven returned to the piano sonatas genre in 1809. Unlike its predecessor, the F minor Sonata op. 57 (the “Appassionata”), this work strikes a new and lyrically cantabile tone that must have been the reason for its tradition-breaking two-movement structure; a slow middle movement would not have provided the necessary contrast to the outer ones. Just as unusual as the key of opus 78 is its four-measure Adagio introduction; this does not directly refer to the subsequent motifs and themes, and serves no other purpose than to “conjure up the atmosphere of the entire sonata in our hearts”.

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