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Nº 11, Op. 22

Coursera just launched a new set of lectures, part 3, for the course “Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas” by Jonathan Biss.

Below some notes and references for Sonata Op.22.

This work was composed in 1800 and published two years later by Hoffmeister, Leipzig with title Grande Sonate pour le Piano Forte, dedicated to Monsieur le Conte de Browne (husband of Countess Anna Margarete of Op. 10 no 1.).

Beethoven regarded it as the best of his early sonatas.

Diese Sonate hat sich gewaschen, geliebtester Herr Bruder!

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Analysis

Before there were MOOCs, András Schiff did a series of lecture-recitals of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas at Wigmore Hall (2004-6).

Andras Schiff: The Lectures Beethoven Sonatas Wigmore Hall from 2004–6

For a visual impression, all sonatas of Beethoven are available on YouTube in color-coded analysis using Adobe Audition.

Color-coded Analysis

11-1

11-2

11-3

11-4

Synthesia

Detailed analysis in the description.

See also

Performances

Richard Goode – 1993
http://www.richardgoodepiano.com/

Daniel Barenboim, Berlin State Opera House, 2007
Barenboim on Beethoven Masterclass DVD
http://danielbarenboim.com/

Artur Schnabel – 1935

Annie Fischer – 1977

Maurizio Pollini

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