Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata - F major for horn or cello and piano | UT50400

Beethoven's sonata in two scorings. Stretching the boundaries on the natural horn or ideal work for getting started with Beethoven's repertoire for cello and piano.

Instrument:
for horn or cello and piano
Edition type:
urtext edition
Composer:
Beethoven Ludwig van
Series:
Wiener Urtext Edition
Grade:
4-7
Theme:
Wiener Urtext Edition
Key:
F major
  • UT50400
  • ISBN: 978-3-85055-756-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-50057-377-7
  • 23.1 × 30.3 cm
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Contents – Sonata - F major for horn or cello and piano

  • Sonate für Horn (oder Violoncello) und Klavier op. 17

Description

Originally, Beethoven wrote Sonata Op. 17 for horn and piano. This composition was intended for the famous horn virtuoso Johann Wenzel Stich who called himself Giovanni Punto. Punto had greatly expanded the playing techniques on the natural horn. Accordingly, Beethoven tailored the solo part completely to the unique playing skills of this virtuoso musician. Punto performed the work several times; to other hornists, however, it remained unaccessible at that time because of its difficulties. That probably was the reason why this work was published in a version for horn or violoncello one year after the world premiere already. It is deemed to be fairly certain that this arrangement goes back to Beethoven himself. Carl Czerny already ranked this sonata among Beethoven's original cello sonatas and listed it chronologically as No. 3. Like the 1801 edition of the Viennese publisher Tranquillo Mollo, the Wiener Urtext Edition publishes the sonata for horn or violoncello and piano. Whereas the

Reviews

(…) Für die Einrichtung der Cellostimme konnte übrigens niemand Geringeres als Heinrich Schiff gewonnen werden und das fachkundige und gut zu lesende Vorwort von Jochen Reutter liefert dazu erhellende Gedanken. Ensemble 02/2014

Additional information

Instrument:
for horn or cello and piano
Edition type:
urtext edition
Composer:
Beethoven Ludwig van
Series:
Wiener Urtext Edition
Grade:
4-7
Theme:
Wiener Urtext Edition
Key:
F major

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