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Carl Maria von Weber's four piano sonatas; all composed in the decade 1812-1822; are considered the pillars of his not very extensive piano oeuvre. In these sonatas; Weber; who was one of the most renowned pianists of his era and often also improvised in his concerts; fully satisfied the expectations of the audiences of his time. Brilliant playing technique combines here with catchy melodies. The technically very demanding Sonata op. 24 in C Major from 1812 brings together four different moods in its four movements. A gem is the E Major Trio of the Minuet; which seems to anticipate the poetry of Mendelssohn's “Midsummer Night's Dream”. Besides the first edition; Weber's autograph has been consulted for this Urtext edition. In her preface to this Urtext; editor Wiltrud Haug-Freienstein discusses interesting details concerning the sources; individual readings of the musical text and Weber's compositional style.