Piano Sonata no. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26

Beethoven composed his Sonata no. 12, Op. 26, in 1800–1, at the same time as he completed his first symphony. Dedicated to Prince Karl von Lichnowsky -his patron since 1792- the work consists of 4 movements and takes around 20 minutes to perform. It is unconventional in structure, opening with a relatively slow movement in the format of theme and variations. The remaining movements of the sonata proceed according to classical principles in fast-slow-fast alternation. The third movement incorporates a funeral march, clearly anticipating the watershed of the Eroica Symphony that ... more

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Sheet Music Sonata No. 12 in A Flat Major, Op. 26
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RecordingSonata No. 12 in A Flat Major, Op. 26 - I. Andante con variazioni
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RecordingSonata No. 12 in A Flat Major, Op. 26 - II. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
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RecordingSonata No. 12 in A Flat Major, Op. 26 - III. Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un eroe
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RecordingSonata No. 12 in A Flat Major, Op. 26 - IV. Allegro
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RecordingSonata No. 12 in A Flat Major, Op. 26 - Complete Performance
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Piano Sonata no. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26
Piano Sonata no. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26
Piano Sonata no. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26
Piano Sonata no. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26
Piano Sonata no. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26

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