Piano Sonata No. 4 (Beethoven)
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Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 4, in E♭ major, Op. 7, sometimes nicknamed the Grand Sonata, is dedicated to his student Babette, the Countess Keglevics. This piano sonata was composed in Bratislava, in 1796, in November, during his visit of Keglevich Palace in Bratislava. Beethoven named it Great Sonata, because it was published alone, which was unusual for the time.
The sonata is in four movements:
- Allegro molto e con brio, 6
- Largo, con gran espressione, 3
4 in C major
- Allegro, 3
4; "Trio" in E♭ minor
- Rondo: Poco allegretto e grazioso, 2
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- Piano Sonata No. 4: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
- A lecture by András Schiff on Beethoven's piano sonata, Op. 7
- For a public domain recording of this sonata visit Musopen
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- "Piano Sonata No.4, Op. 7: Creation History & Music Criticism". Raptus Association.
- 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).