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Beethoven, Ludwig - Sonata, Op. 17 (Urtext Ed.)

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Sonata For Piano & Horn In F Major, Op. 17 by Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Publisher - Urtext, Henle Verlag Ed.

"Beethoven composed his Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17 in 1800 for the virtuoso horn player Giovanni Punto. Beethoven was not yet well-known at the time of this composition, and after the premiere of this piece by Beethoven and Punto, a critic wrote, "Who is this Beethoven? His name is not known to us. Of course, Punto is very well known." This piece was composed for the rare combination of horn and piano, but is also scored for the more common piano and cello. The title on the score, is in fact "Sonata for Piano with Horn or Violoncello," or, in French "Sonate pour le Forte-Piano avec un Cor ou Violoncelle." It consists of three movements:

  • Allegro moderato
  • Poco adagio
  • Rondo: Allegro molto"