What did Beethoven call one of his piano sonatas?

The entire work has such nobility and passion it is small wonder the publisher gave it the name by which it is known. As with the Pastoral Symphony, the only Piano Sonata where Beethoven tells us what his music represents (though not as literally as with the Symphony) is Les Adieux.

Which Beethoven sonata should I learn first?

1 – The first movement, in G minor, is more melancholy than 49/2 and is often attractive to teens. The second movement is long, and I usually do not assign this for performance, but ask students to learn at least part of it to understand the Sonata as a whole. Op.

What grade is Beethoven Sonata no1?

The sonata as a whole is DipABRSM; I’d say the first movement is grade 8 standard (don’t think I’d put it any lower than that).

Who wrote Piano Sonata No 11?

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Sonata No. 11 / Composer

How many Beethoven sonatas did Backhaus record?

After the Second World War, Backhaus recorded the 32 Beethoven Sonatas twice – once in very good mono, and again in wonderful early stereo. This set is comprised of the stereo recordings made between 1958 and 1969, with the exception of the Hammerklavier, which Backhaus was unable to set down before his death in 1969.

What is the difference between Backhaus and Michelangelo?

Backhaus, like Michelangelo, is an artist to his marrow. He can no more help playing lyrically — even when critics accuse him of playing slow movements too fast — than Michelangelo can help being more dramatic than the Mannerists who followed and “improved’ upon him. Think of the Creation of Adam.

What years did Backhaus record in mono?

This set is comprised of the stereo recordings made between 1958 and 1969, with the exception of the Hammerklavier, which Backhaus was unable to set down before his death in 1969. This set contains the mono version of #29, recorded in 1952 (in excellent mono).