Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat 'Les adieux', Op. 81a

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his Piano Sonata no. 26, Op. 81a, also known as Les Adieux, between 1809 and 1810. It was titled Les Adieux in what Beethoven himself considered to be a poor translation of the German 'Lebewohl'. The piece itself was dedicated to Rudolph of Austria, who was Beethoven's greatest patron, and it is considered to be one of Beethoven's most challenging in terms of technical difficulty and emotional depth. A standard performance lasts about 17 minutes.

This piece contains the following parts:

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Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat 'Les adieux', Op. 81a - I. Das Lebewohl (Adagio - Allegro)
Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat 'Les adieux', Op. 81a - II. Abwesenheit (Andante Espressivo)
Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat 'Les adieux', Op. 81a - III. Das Wiedersehen (Vivacissimamente)
Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat 'Les adieux', Op. 81a - Complete Performance
Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat 'Les adieux', Op. 81a - I. Das Lebewohl
Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat 'Les adieux', Op. 81a - II. Abwesenheit
Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat 'Les adieux', Op. 81a - III. Das Wiedersehen
Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat 'Les adieux', Op. 81a - Complete Performance
Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat 'Les adieux', Op. 81a - Complete Performance
Composer Form Instrument Period
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano Romantic

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in ...
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