Andante F Major WoO 57 by : Ludwig van Beethoven : Otto von Irmer
With its appealing opening melody; this piece is widely known and beloved under the title Andante favori. It was written as the slow movement of the famous “Waldstein” Piano Sonata in C Major; op. 53. Beethoven's student and later biographer Ferdinand Ries reported that a friend had voiced his view about “the sonata being too long;” whereupon the friend was given a terrible talking-to (by Beetthoven). But “...Having had time for more placid reflection; my teacher [i.e. Beethoven] soon became convinced of the correctness of the comment.” Luckily for today's pianists; Beethoven did not discard the piece completely; but had it published as a single movement in 1805. The title Andante favori made its first appearance in a print that was released one year later.
|Publisher||Henle Urtext Edition|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width ||12.5 x 9.5 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.14 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL51480021|
| 1st Publication Date||11/2006|
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