Piano Sonata No. 4 (Beethoven)

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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.[1][2] This piano sonata was composed in Bratislava, in 1796, in November, during his visit of Keglevich Palace in Bratislava.[citation needed]

Along with the Hammerklavier Sonata, it is one of the longest piano sonatas of Beethoven.[3][1] A typical performance lasts about 28 minutes.


The Sonata is in four movements:

  1. Allegro molto e con brio, 6/8
  2. Largo, con gran espressione, 3/4 in C major
  3. Allegro, 3/4; Trio in E-flat minor
  4. Rondo: Poco allegretto e grazioso, 2/4


  1. ^ a b McCallum 2007, p. 8
  2. ^ Hewitt 2006, p. 7
  3. ^ Hewitt 2006, p. 6

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