Piano Sonata No. 4 (Beethoven)
Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 4, in E-flat major, Op. 7, sometimes nicknamed the Grand Sonata, dedicated to his student Babette, the Countess Keglevics, has four movements:. This piano sonata was composed in Bratislava, in 1796, in November, during his visit of Keglevich Palace in Bratislava.
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- Allegro molto e con brio, 6/8
- Largo, con gran espressione, 3/4 in C major
- Allegro, 3/4; Trio in E-flat minor
- Rondo: Poco allegretto e grazioso, 2/4
Along with the Hammerklavier Sonata, it is one of the longest piano sonatas of Beethoven. A typical performance lasts about 28 minutes.
- A lecture by András Schiff on Beethoven's piano sonata op. 7
- For a public domain recording of this sonata visit Musopen
- European Archive Copyright free LP recording of the Sonata no.4 op.7 in Eb major by Hugo Steurer, piano at the European Archive (for non-American viewers only).
- Piano Sonata No. 4: Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project