Piano Sonata no. 12 in Ab, 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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Sonata No. 12 in A Flat Major, Op. 26
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Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano Classical

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 ...