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Beethoven Sonata No. 3, Op. 10, 2nd Movement

Peter Takács

Beethoven Sonata No. 3, Op. 10, 2nd Movement

"The early D major Sonata Op. 10 No. 3 was one of Beethoven's favorites. The 1st movement Presto bursts with energy, the Largo e mesto movement is profoundly expressive, presaging the drama in his opera "Fidelio." The Menuetto emerges miraculously, like sunrise after a dark night. I call the rondo finale a "cat and mouse" movement, darting about playfully and unpredictably. Altogether a masterpiece of fresh inspiration.

Beethoven Editions Recommended by Peter Takascs
1) Carl Czerny: On the Proper Performance of all Beethoven's Works for the Piano
Composer: Carl Czerny
Editor: Paul Badura-Skoda

2) Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas
Landmark Edition
Editor: Barry Cooper
Publisher; ABRSM

3) Beethoven: Complete 35 Piano Sonatas
Publisher: Barenreiter
Editor: Jonathan Del Mar

4) Beethoven Piano Sonata:
Editor: Bertha Antonia Wallner
Henle Urtext Edition
Bertha Antonia Wallner (Editor)
Conrad Hansen (Fingering)