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Next to the Moonlight and the Waldstein Sonatas; the Appassionata is no doubt the most celebrated of Beethoven's piano sonatas and claims; with the latter two works; a new high point in the composer's piano oeuvre. With even Lenin weighing in with the words: “See! people are able to produce such marvels!” What is there left to say! Curiously; the nickname Appassionata appeared for the first time in 1838 in a transcription of the sonata for piano four-hands published by the Cranz Verlag in Hamburg; although this designation did not originate with Beethoven; it is nowadays inseparably connected with the work. It fits splendidly with the dramatic contrasts of the first movement; the solemnity and inwardness of the second and the demonic passion of the third.
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