Grand Sonata in C minor (Pinto, George Frederick)

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Publisher. Info. London: Rt. Birchall, n.d.[1803].
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Work Title Grand Sonata in C minor
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Composer Pinto, George Frederick
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Movements
  1. Allegro espressivo con Foco e Risoluto
  2. Poco Adagio, Tranquillo, Legato, e con espressione
  3. Rondo: Molto Allegro Agitato con Fuoco e con espressione
First Performance. 1803 January, Edinburgh
First Publication. 1803?
Dedication John Field
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Piano


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U. Edinburgh catalog listing/Worldcat have the following in addition: ""Entd. at Stats. Hall" and "Price 4s." on t.p. "P: F: Music - Miss Mary Gordon 1803" stamped in gold leaf on cover. Written in ink at top of t.p., probably by the original owner, Miss Mary Gordon, "a present from the author" i.e. George Frederick Pinto. "At Corri's Edinburgh concerts in January 1803, he presided at the pianoforte", though only 17 years old, when Corri was incapacitated by an accident. Pinto was particularly idolized in Edinburgh ... The most remarkable group of works comprises the sonatas for piano solo, more particularly the two sonatas op.3 and the Grand Sonata in C minor 'Inscribed to his Friend John Field' (1803) ..." New Grove Dictionary of Music. Has inscriptions personal to Donald Tovey. Written in pencil on flyleaf of entire bound volume, "D.F. Tovey, 1892 (contains Pinto's sonata)". G18, RT 786.208."