Piano Sonata No. 22 F Major Op. 54
Bookended by two famous sonatas; the Waldstein op. 53 and the Appassionata op. 57; the F-major Sonata op. 54 has always lived in the shadows; regrettably. In this first large-scale two-movement sonata; Beethoven experiments with striking character contrasts in the first movement and a virtuosic perpetuum mobile duet in the second. In both interpretation and mastery of technical difficulties; this sonata therefore poses a considerable challenge for pianists and might have been avoided for this reason as well. The sonata shares the fate of many early works by Beethoven in one respect: no autograph exists. Murray Perahia and Norbert Gertsch have thus only been able to examine an original edition as a source for their new edition. As always with the new editions of Beethoven sonatas from Henle; Maestro Perahia also provides the fingerings - and his own commentary on the meaning of this sonata.
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|Publisher||Henle Urtext Edition|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||12 x 9 x 0.11 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.29 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL51481366|
| 1st Publication Date||01/2020|