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Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109
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Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109: Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas, An Edition with Elucidation, Volume 1

Heinrich Schenker and John Rothgeb

Abstract

Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109 comprises three movements: I. Vivace, E major; II. Prestissimo, E minor; and III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo, E major. The first two are composed in sonata form, while the third is a theme with six variations. Form and tonal organization of each movement are examined and elucidated section by section. In this, the first-published of the Editions with Elucidation, the text already uses some notational simplifications of the diminution-rich content in order to reveal the underlying tonal shapes. These figures are forerunners of his later voice-leading ... More

Keywords: form, tonal organization, performance, dynamics, fingering, Autograph, edition, compositional sketches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199914203
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914203.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heinrich Schenker, author

John Rothgeb, editor

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Foreword

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Preliminary Remarks

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Commentary

First Movement

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Second Movement

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Third Movement

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