Piano Sonata No.8, Op.13 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

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 Complete Performance
#247500 - 16.63MB - 18:09 -  7.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (29) - - !N/!N/!N - 15437x

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Cypressdome (2012/8/22)

Performer Pages:

Paavali Jumppanen (piano)

Publisher Info.:

Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 [tag/del]

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Adagio

For Piano

 Complete Performance
#280744 - 5.84MB - 6:22 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 1886x

MP3 file (audio)
QuinnMason (2013/5/12)

Performers:

Galaxy Bösendorfer 290

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Quinn Mason

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For Guitar (Nachbaur)

 MIDI performance
#207942 - 0.01MB - ? -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 1135x

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Reccmo (2012/4/20)

Performers:

Synthesized MIDI

Publisher Info.:

Fred Nachbaur

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

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Sheet Music

Scores

Complete

 Complete Score
#50958 - 3.25MB, 21 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (56) - V/V/V - 80116x

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Ivdruiz (2009/12/27)

PMLP01410-Op.13.pdf
Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Eder, n.d.[1799]. Plate 128.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score (300 dpi)
#327877 - 6.93MB, 25 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1271x

PDF scanned by US-SLug
Gaylord (2014/6/4)

PMLP01410-b25709434.pdf
Publisher Info.:

London: Monzani & Hill, n.d.[1820-25]

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Gaylord Library Mirroring Project.

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 Complete Score (Preview)
#51718 - 2.59MB, 18 pp. -  5.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (55) - V/V/V - 62267x

PDF scanned by D-Mbs
piupianissimo (2010/1/1)

 Complete Score (scan) (Preview)
#243128 - 2.56MB, 16 pp. -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (44) - V/V/V - 40607x

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piupianissimo (2012/7/20)

TN-Beethoven, Ludwig van-Werke Breitkopf Kalmus Band 20 B131 Op 13.jpg
Publisher Info.:

Ludwig van Beethovens Werke, Serie 16:
Sonaten für das Pianoforte, Nr.131
(pp.121-36)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1862. Plate B.131.

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933). - #243128

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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BSB: Originally scanned at about 160pi, converted to 600dpi monochrome.
scan: score scanned at 600dpi (High Quality Scanning)
#243128 is missing pages 7-8

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 Complete Score - Instructive Edition
#247234 - 8.90MB, 20 pp. -  6.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (30) - V/V/V - 13305x

PDF scanned by Unknown
Felix (2012/8/20)

PMLP01410-Beethoven - Sonata No.8, Op.13 (Full Score).pdf
Editor:

Hans von Bülow (1830-1894)*
Sigmund Lebert (1822–1884)
Immanuel Faisst (1823-1894)

Translator:

John Henry Cornell (1828-1894), English text

Publisher Info.:

Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta, Ed.127, n.d.(ca.1875). Plate 32.

Reprinted:

New York: Edward Schuberth & Co., 1891.
Reissue - Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta, 1948.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

*Despite the credit printed on this 1948 issue, all sources available indicate that Lebert, not Bülow, was the editor of the Cotta edition from Opp.2 through 49. Grayscale, little damage at one corner of original

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 Complete Score (Preview)
#30364 - 3.20MB, 18 pp. -  7.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (68) - V/V/V - 52011x

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piupianissimo (2009/4/13)

TN-Beethoven Sonaten Piano Band1 Peters Op13.jpg
Editor:

Louis Köhler (1820–1886)
Adolf Ruthardt (1849–1934)

Publisher Info.:

Sonaten für Pianoforte solo, Bd.1
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1910). Plate 9452.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

scanned at 600 dpi (for title pages see Piano Sonata No.1, Op.2 No.1), original papersize and borders. If you rate this score, please give feedback to scanner talk

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 Complete Score
#00008 - 1.36MB, 19 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (34) - V/V/V - 37642x

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Feldmahler (2006/2/16)

Beethoven, L.v. - Piano Sonata 08.pdf
Editor:

Heinrich Schenker (1868–1935)

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Universal Edition, 1918-21.

Reprinted:

New York: Dover Publications, 1975.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score (Preview)
#03865 - 1.00MB, 16 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (15) - V/V/19 - 13444x

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Peter (2007/2/18)

Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Lamond - 8.pdf
Editor:

Frederic Lamond (1868–1948)

Publisher Info.:

Klaviersonaten, Band I (pp.127-42)
Berlin: Ullstein, n.d.(ca.1918).
Reissue - Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1923. Plate 28726.

Reprinted:

Kiev: Musytschna Ukraina, 1969.

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 Complete Score
#68721 - 3.21MB, ? pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - V/V/18 - 10523x

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worov (2010/6/19)

PMLP01410-Opus 13.pdf
Editor:

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947)

Publisher Info.:

Sonate per pianoforte, vol.1
Milan: G. Ricordi & C., 1919. Plate E.R. 1.

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Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original images: 300dpi, color jpg2000 files approx. 2950 by 4250 usable pixels.
Editing: converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins. See Sonate per pianoforte for complete volumes including preface.

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 Complete Score (EU)
#11070 - 4.60MB, 25 pp. -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9) - V/19/09 - 11060x

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Mcroskell (2007/8/1)

Editor:

Leopold Godowsky (1870–1938)

Publisher Info.:

St. Louis: Art Publication Society, 1923. Plate 1014.

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Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

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This file is from the MIT archive project.

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 Complete Score
#05534 - 1.19MB, 18 pp. -  7.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (22) - V/V/16 - 12230x

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Funper (2007/4/29)

 Complete score
#66397 - 0.97MB, 18 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/C/26 - 8054x

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Worov (2010/6/6)

Btsn13.pdf
Editor:

Max Pauer (1866–1945)
Carl Adolf Martienssen (1881–1955), revision

Publisher Info.:

Sonaten für Klavier zu zwei Händen, Bd.1 (pp.144-61)
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1920). Plates 10543, 10555-56.

Reprinted:

[Martienssen revision], n.d.[1927]. - #66397

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Selections

 I. Grave. Allegro di molto e con brio
#215109 - 0.13MB, 7 pp. -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11) - !N/!N/!N - 4709x

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RSB (2012/5/5)

PMLP01410-Beethoven Pathetique Mvt 1.pdf
Editor:

RSB

Publisher Info.:

RSB, 2012.

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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 II. Adagio cantabile
#195385 - 1.26MB, 7 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/V/V - 10807x

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Schissel (2012/3/30)

PMLP01410-BeethovenAdagiocantab13edBerg.pdf
Editor:

Albert W. Berg (1825–1906)

Publisher Info.:

New York: Firth, Pond & Co., 1857. Plate 4163.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Some see-through trouble with pages, but (possibly) interesting redistribution of staves compared to (at least) one other edition. Basically the same text except for the lack of a tie mark between two bars (unless it's subtle and hard to read which it may be because of the other problems.)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

II. Adagio cantabile

For Flute and Piano (Klemcke)

 Complete Score, Flute part
#229201 - 1.56MB, 6 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/C - 1866x

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Bacci Alessio (2012/6/5)

PMLP374638-Beethoven13.pdf
Arranger:

Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm Klemcke (d.1895)

Publisher Info.:

Heilbronn: C.F. Schmidt, n.d.(ca.1880). Plate C.F.S. 236-246.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This item is from the Collezione "Daini Bixio".
Violin part in piano score
Transposed to A major

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For Violin and Piano (Vogel and Lefort)
See: Le Concert au Salon No.6 (in A major)
For Violin and Piano (Lamoury)
See: L'Ecole d'Accompagnement (in A major)


For Viola and Piano (Sitt)

 Piano Score and Viola Part
#107666 - 0.57MB, 5 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 2058x

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WiliamBunting (2011/7/2)

PMLP01410-Beeth sitt path va p cmplt.pdf
Arranger:

Hans Sitt (1850-1922)

Publisher Info.:

Sammlung Klassischer und Moderner Stücke für Bratsche und Klavier Vol.1 No.3
Leipzig: Steingräber, (1919). Plate 2066.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

in Amajor

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For Cello and Piano (Lamoury)

 Piano Score and Cello Part
#264943 - 0.73MB, 7 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 856x

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Generoso (2013/1/6)

PMLP01410-Beethoven - Adagio cantabile Op13 No8 (Lamoury) for cello and piano.pdf
Arranger:

Philipp Lamoury (1837-1890)

Publisher Info.:

Paris: E. Minier, n.d.[1878]. Plate E.M. 1797.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Transcribed to A major

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For Cello and Piano (Vogel and Guérout)

 Piano Score
#65315 - 0.80MB, 4 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 3095x

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Generoso (2010/5/28)

 Cello Part
#65316 - 0.20MB, 1 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1857x

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Generoso (2010/5/28)

PMLP01410-Beethoven - Adagio from Pathetique Sonata for Cello and Piano score.pdf
Arranger:

Charles Vogel (1808-1892)
Henri Guérout (1822-1913)

Publisher Info.:

Brunswick: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d. Plate 10103.B.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

in A major

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For Cello and Piano (Schletterer and Werner)
See: 9 Tonstücke No.1
For Organ (André)

 Complete Score
#90460 - 0.11MB, ? pp. -  3.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1577x

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Lndlewis10 (2011/1/16)

PMLP01410-Pathetique.pdf
Editor:

Julius André (1808-1880)

Publisher Info.:

Offenbach: Johann André, n.d.[1884]. Plate 9123 E.I-III.
Reissue - Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, n.d.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Organ (Sulze)

 Complete Score
#230229 - 0.35MB, 7 (ii, 5) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 607x

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Massenetique (2012/6/7)

SIBLEY1802.21583.683a-39087012432128Adagio.pdf
Arranger:

Bernhard Sulze (1829-1889)

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.(ca.1880). Plate 23121.1.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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For Guitar (Nachbaur)

 Complete score
#116887 - 0.14MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 1596x

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Damián H. Zanette (2011/9/1)

 Engraving files (NoteWorthy Composer)
#207940 - 0.01MB, ? pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - !N/!N/!N - 299x

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Reccmo (2012/4/20)

WIMA.13c1-gadagio.pdf
Arranger:

Fred Nachbaur

Publisher Info.:

Fred Nachbaur

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

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For Guitar (Tárrega)

 Complete Score (300 dpi)
#293011 - 1.50MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 624x

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Gaylord (2013/8/21)

PMLP01410-b33702895.pdf
Arranger:

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)

Publisher Info.:

Madrid: Orfeo Tracio, n.d. Plate 1112

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Gaylord Library Mirroring Project.

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Writings

 II. Adagio cantabile - Schenkerian Analysis
#302299 - 0.15MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 271x

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David Galvin (2013/11/8)

PMLP01410-Beethoven analysis.pdf
Publisher Info.:

David Galvin

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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This is intended to be a performance aid. An in-depth study of the form of a piece of music will tend to better musicianship.

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General Information

Work Title Piano Sonata No.8
Alternative Title Pathétique
Composer Beethoven, Ludwig van
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.13
Key C minor
Movements/Sections 3 movements:
I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Rondo. Allegro
Year/Date of Composition 1798
First Publication 1799
Dedication Prince Karl von Lichnowsky
Average Duration 19-20 minutes
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Piano
External Links Wikipedia article
All Music Guide


Misc. Comments

Beethoven Piano Sonatas


Nachbaur's comments on his Guitar arrangement

This arrangement for solo guitar was developed over the course of approximately one year. It is not particularly difficult, the hardest part is getting smooth shifts in position without excessive fret noise.

The original is in A-flat major, but the guitar adaptation was done in the much easier key of A major. If you wish to adhere to the original tonality, tune your guitar one semitone flat. This also gives a deep, rich quality which is especially appropriate for this beautiful composition.

I have maintained the original tempo and time signature, even though all those sixteenth notes make the piece look more formidable than it really is. Suggested tempo is 30 beats per quarter note (or set your metronome for 60 beats and count eighth notes).

The midi demo can be used as a learning aid, or simply to evaluate the arrangement before committing time to learning it. It will be virtually impossible to derive a meaningful score from the midi file, since each string of the guitar was assigned to its own track to make the midi performance more realistic.

Dynamics were intentionally left out of the score, to encourage the performer to become involved in the process of arranging by working out his/her own interpretation. Similarly, tempo variances were kept to a bare minimum. The midi demo gives examples of both, for the player's evaluation.

Fingering is extensively marked in the first 2/3 of the piece. However, if you find easier or better fingerings for your own playing style, don't adhere to the ones provided just because they are written. The last section is essentially the same fingering as the opening theme, except with a different rhythm. For this reason the fingerings were not provided here.

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