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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Along with the Hammerklavier Sonata, it is one of the longest piano sonatas of Beethoven. A typical performance lasts about 28 minutes.
- 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
- 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: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project, free according to the copyright law of Canada