BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827

Piano Sonata in C-sharp Minor, op.27, no.2, “Moonlight Sonata”. Part 1: Facsimile of Autograph BH 60 in the Beethoven-House and the Surviving Sketchleaves. Part 2: Facsimile of Original Edition with Sketch Transcriptions and a Commentary by Michael Ladenburger

[Sonata, piano, op.27,2 Moonlight”, C-sharp minor]

The explosive beginning of "presto agitato" movement (III)

Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, III/16. Bonn, 2003. Oblong, 32 x 23 cm, 2 vols, 56, 70 pp. Beautiful full-color halftone of the autograph fair copy, five surviving sketches (which all relate to the third movement), the first edition by Cappi (in black & white), plus a transcription of the sketch pages. The autograph, tidily written and highly legible was composed in 1801; although a fair copy, Beethoven made a great many corrections and alterations in the compositional fabric while writing out the score. The autograph as it comes down to us is missing the first and final leaves (including the first 13 bars of the opening movement), a state that was already recorded in 1830. Commentary in Ger-Jap-Eng. Wrappers in stiff dark blue paper with silver lettering and matching slipcase. $125  (view our complete Beethoven listing)

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