Subscribe and save up to 20% on single ticket prices! Selon le musicologue Jean Chantavoine, la dénomination quasi una fantasia traduit l'idée d'une improvisation (le mot fantasieren signifie imaginer, improviser)[7]. N° 2 ». We hear them at the beginning of the Sonata {1; 0:02}, then again later in the first movement {1; 1:53}; and finally, they drive the main theme of the last movement {3; 0:01}. Program notes for Bach Suite No.5, Liebestraum No. During his teens he studied with such luminaries as Glière, Rimsky-Korsakov, Liadov and Tcherepnin. Indeed, Beethoven composed the sonata during the pleasant summer days he spent in the beautiful woods outside Vienna at Heiligenstadt. 22. Piano Sonata (“Moonlight”) in C sharp minor, Op.27, no.2 (Sonata quasi una Fantasia), The year 1801 marked not only the dawn of a new century, but also a significant new approach on Beethoven’s part to matters of form and structure in the piano sonata. Sign up to get free in-depth coverage on up and coming artist and more! The slow movement is based on a lyrical, melancholic theme in A minor. Program Notes. 3. The popular moniker Moonlight Sonata actually didn’t come about until roughly five years after Beethoven’s death in 1827. These tips are particularly geared towards playing the first movement (I. Adagio sostenuto), but are equally applicable to the rest of the piece.#1: Hold Back the Tempo. 57 ~ Brahms Op. Shortly after their first few lessons, the two fell in love. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The concluding movement is a high-spirited rondo with frequent humourous touches. By using LiveAbout, you accept our, Biography of Ludwig van Beethoven, German Composer, A List of Beethoven's Music That Has Appeared in the Movies, The Best Music of Franz Liszt for Your Classical Music Playlist, Biography of Franz Joseph Haydn, Austrian Composer, The Greatest Composers of the Classical Period, Sightseeing in Europe - Famous Classical Composers, B.A., Classical Music and Opera, Westminster Choir College of Rider University. The bold use of unusual and exotic keys, quasi-programmatic elements, irregular forms and unorthodox ordering of movements all contributed to heralding a new note in Beethoven’s sonatas. The implacable tolling of a distant bell, represented throughout by the piano’s persistent B-flat octaves, is set against a richly varied harmonic landscape. Thus {13; 1:45} means the place 1 minute, 45 seconds into track 13. ». Berlioz en dit : « C’est l'un de ces poèmes que le langage humain ne sait pas comment qualifier »[11]. The third sonata features a sense of grandeur, power and majesty found in few other works of Beethoven’s early years. <> Program note by David Evan Thomas. Comme sa jumelle la Sonate no 13, Beethoven l'intitula Sonata quasi una Fantasia per il Clavicembalo o Piano-Forte, mais pas tant pour traduire sa volonté de s'affranchir des structures formelles de la sonate classique, que pour le sentiment d'improvisation que suscite le célèbre premier mouvement[2]. 27, No. To be earthy, to be willful, to be boisterous; or rather, to give the impression of these things without ripping the esthetic fabric: This is mastery! Hence, Beethoven was in an ideal position to explore the expressive potentialities and technical challenges of the violin as well as of the piano, some of which may sound “easy” to the casual listener, but which even today demand superior musicians to do them justice. The second movement is deeply felt, so much so that some listeners find in it an anticipation of some of Schubert’s most expressive pages. La Sonate no 14 en do dièse mineur, opus 27 no 2 de Ludwig van Beethoven, surnommée « Sonate au Clair de lune », fut composée en 1801[1] et publiée en 1802[1] avec une dédicace à la comtesse Giulietta Guicciardi[1], jeune femme de dix-sept ans dont le musicien semble avoir été amoureux. 3 0 obj Subscribe and save up to 20% on single ticket prices! The slow movement presages Beethoven’s late style – an adagio of ineffable beauty and restrained exaltation. In the sonata, piano and violin share the material, with each hand of the piano part a separate element in itself. Ce mouvement est en outre le plus long et le plus difficile techniquement de la sonate, reflétant une expérimentation que Beethoven a déjà faite dans la sonate op. There is much that is unusual about this sonata. Like the Kreutzer Sonata, the first movement of the tenth contains three themes, the first of which is imbued with the gentle warmth and grace. The violin is far from idle, but much of the piano work might just as well have been channeled into a sonata for solo piano. The third movement is launched with a precipitous plunge, fortissimo, spanning four and a half octaves. The first movement of the "Moonlight" {11} is so famous that many people think it's the whole sonata, while the three movements of the "Pathétique" {1-3} are each well known. Sonata no. Six more appeared by early 1803, making a fairly compressed time span for a medium in which Beethoven was to write just one more in 1812. He appeared as soloist in his own First Piano Concerto when he was 21 (July 25, 1912, in Moscow) and less than two years later played the same work, in place of the traditional classical concerto, for his final examination at the St. Petersburg Conservatory before a panel of twenty judges, each of whom had the published score in his hands. Le dernier mouvement est lui aussi empreint de liberté et « d'une improvisation alliant la plus grande rigueur à la véhémence de l'expression[2]. Relentless dramatic tension and emotional strife mark this uncompromising movement. Though it would be impossible for me to listen to every single one, the following selections are ones I have come across in my life that are definitely worth looking into and even adding to your own classical music collection: Aaron M. Green is an expert on classical music and music history, with more than 10 years of both solo and ensemble performance experience.