12 Keyboard Sonatas (Neefe, Christian Gottlob)




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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Engelhart Benjamin Schwickert, 1773.
Misc. Notes This score was printed with movable type.
Monochrome scan: margins reduced, cleaned and de-skewed.
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General Information

Work Title 12 Keyboard Sonatas
Alternative. Title Zwölf Klavier-Sonaten
Composer Neefe, Christian Gottlob
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 sonatas
First Publication. 1773
Dedication Herr Kapellmeister Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach) in Hamburg
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation keyboard (clavichord) or piano-forte

Misc. Comments

In the dedication, Neefe makes clear that he wanted these sonatas to be played only on the Klavier (by which he evidently* means the clavichord),

"... denn die meisten werden auf dem Flügel [hier meint er Cembalo], oder Pianoforte wenig Wirkung thun, weil keines von beyden des Kantabeln und der verschiedenen Modifikation des Tons so fähig ist, als das Klavier..."

"... whereas most of them would give little effect when played on the harpsichord or pianoforte, as neither instrument is as capable in the cantabiles and the different modifications of tone, as the clavichord..."

- * Maybe not so obvious... the piano-forte has been invented by Cristofori around 1700.