Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

Beethoven's 30th sonata, Op. 109, was written in 1820 and dedicated to Maximiliane Bentrano. After the Hammerklavier, Beethoven returns to a smaller scale and a more intimate character. Musically, the work is characterised by a free and original approach to the traditional sonata form. Its focus is the third movement, a set of variations that interpret its theme in a wide variety of individual ways. The first pianists to undertake to bring Beethoven's last sonatas, including Op. 109, to public attention were Franz Liszt, who regularly included them in his ... more

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Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
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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 ...