Piano Sonata No.21, Op.53 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

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Vangi (2018/3/23)

Performers Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Publisher Info. Deutsche Grammophon, 1959.
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Carolus (2010/9/9)

Performer Pages Paavali Jumppanen (piano)
Publisher Info. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Lumineux (2018/6/17)

Performer Pages Peter Bradley-Fulgoni (piano)
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Misc. Notes recorded in June 2018 at St. Paul's Hall, Huddersfield University: Peter Hill, sound engineer
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Ivdruiz (2009/12/28)

Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.[1803-27].
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Misc. Notes this manuscript may not be the original holograph (though there are no records of the composer copying it over after the final published version was reached, offhand- still, that "449" on the first page is interesting, especially since this is not a copy made for Simrock... odd...) - one can only say with certainty that this dates from after the Andante favori was rejected and before the composer died...
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Ivdruiz (2009/12/28)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Bureau des Arts et d'Industrie, n.d.(1805). Plate 449.
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Gaylord (2014/6/11)

Publisher. Info. Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock, n.d.[1805]. Plate 405.
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Misc. Notes This file is part of the Gaylord Library Mirroring Project.
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piupianissimo (2010/1/1)

Publisher. Info. Ludwig van Beethovens Werke, Serie 16:
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Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1862. Plate B.144.
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Misc. Notes Originally scanned at about 160pi, converted to 600dpi monochrome.
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Peter (2007/1/10)

Editor Hans von Bülow (1830-1894)
Translator James Cutler Dunn Parker (1828-1916), English text
Publisher. Info. Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta, n.d.(ca.1875). Plate 23.
Reprinted Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1876. Plate 29921.
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Misc. Notes Retrieved from Library of Congress. Scanned monochrome at 400dpi.
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Brian Kalz (2009/7/21)

Editor Hans von Bülow (1830-1894)
Translator John Henry Cornell (1828-1894), English text
Publisher. Info. Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta, n.d.(ca.1875). Plate 23.
Reprinted New York: Edward Schuberth & Co., 1891.
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Misc. Notes Color scan.
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Nomis (2007/2/15)

Editor Adolf von Henselt (1814-1889)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: A. Gutheil, n.d. (ca.1885). Plate A. 4400 G.
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Misc. Notes Editorial notes in French
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Feldmahler (2006/2/17)

Editor Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1918-21.
Reprinted Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol.2 (pp.370-401)
New York: Dover Publications, 1975.
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Peter (2007/2/24)

Editor Frederic Lamond (1868-1948)
Publisher. Info. Klaviersonaten, Band II
Berlin: Ullstein, n.d.(ca.1918)
Reissue - Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1923. Plate 28727.
Reprinted Kiev: Musytschna Ukraina, 1969. (pp.87-114)
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worov (2010/7/1)

Editor Alfredo Casella (1883–1947)
Publisher. Info. Sonate per pianoforte, vol.2
Milan: G. Ricordi & C., 1919. Plate E.R. 2.
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Funper (2007/4/29)

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worov (2010/6/6)

Editor Max Pauer (1866-1945)
Carl Adolf Martienssen (1881-1955), revision
Publisher. Info. Sonaten für Klavier zu zwei Händen, Bd.2
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1920). Plates 10543, 10555-56.
Reprinted [Martienssen revision], n.d.(1927). - #66410 (pp.370-402)
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JacopoTore (2018/6/30)

Editor Leonid Kreutzer (1884-1953)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Lintupsky & Spektor, 1924.
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Worov (2017/11/30)

Editor Artur Schnabel (1882-1951)
Publisher. Info. Milano: Curci, n.d.(ca.1949). Plate E. 4280 C.
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Misc. Notes Contains footnotes in Italian, English and German.
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Fugalicious (2018/7/2)

Editor Hans Schmidt-Görg (b. 1930)
Joseph Schmidt-Görg (1897-1981)
Publisher. Info. Klaviersonaten, Band II (pp.136-167)
Munich: G. Henle Verlag, 1976.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Violin and Cello (Bartoli)

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RussBart (2015/2/22)

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RussBart (2015/2/22)

Arranger Russ Bartoli
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General Information

Work Title Piano Sonata No.21
Alternative. Title Waldstein sonata
Name Translations Piano Sonata No. 21; Sonata per a piano núm. 21; Klaviersonate Nr. 21; Sonata para piano n.º 21; Pianoarentzako 21. sonata; سونات ۲۱ پیانو; Pianosonaatti nro 21; Sonate pour piano nº 21 de Beethoven; סונאטה מס' 21 של בטהובן; Sonata per pianoforte n. 21; ピアノソナタ第21番; 피아노 소나타 21번; Pianosonate nr. 21; Sonata fortepianowa nr 21 Beethovena; Соната для фортепиано № 21; Соната для фортепіано № 21; Waldsteinsonaten; Σονάτα για πιάνο No. 21; 第21首鋼琴奏鳴曲 (貝多芬); 第21首钢琴奏鸣曲 (贝多芬)
Name Aliases Waldstein; Waldstein (apocrifo); L'aurora (apocrifo)
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 181447614; LCCN: n82044800; GND: 300016786; BNF: 139082191; NLA: 35803180; BNE: XX2241622
Composer Beethoven, Ludwig van
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.53
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILB 182
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Allegro con brio (C major)
  2. Introduzione. Adagio molto (F major) -
  3. Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1803-04
First Publication. 1805
Dedication Count Ferdinand Ernst Gabriel von Waldstein (1762-1823)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation piano
Related Works Andante favori, WoO 57 - originally intended as the second movement.
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Extra Information This sonata used to have a long "Andante" section. Beethoven didn't like it, so it became a separate work ("Andante favori") WoO 57. The "Introduzione (Adagio molto {?})" is now the middle movement that introduces the third movement. Deathgleaner 18:41, 26 December 2008 (EST)

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In the holograph, the introduzione is simply "Adagio" and the Rondo is simply "Allegretto" (sin molto / moderato) ...

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