mystery

January 12, 2020 at 3:16pm

Professor Cooper’s edition does throw one blindingly obvious change at the music world. There are no longer 32 Beethoven piano sonatas, as books and performers will tell you, but 35. Not that Professor Cooper has discovered three more. Rather, he has reconsidered and admitted to the canon three early sonatas written when Beethoven was 12, usually set aside as juvenilia.

“I can find no reason why they shouldn’t be counted,” he said, “and indeed they were in the first complete edition... See More

Professor Cooper’s edition does throw one blindingly obvious change at the music world. There are no longer 32 Beethoven piano sonatas, as books and performers will tell you, but 35. Not that Professor Cooper has discovered three more. Rather, he has reconsidered and admitted to the canon three early sonatas written when Beethoven was 12, usually set aside as juvenilia.

“I can find no reason why they shouldn’t be counted,” he said, “and indeed they were in the first complete edition of the sonatas, published just after Beethoven’s death by his friend Haslinger, who presumably knew what Beethoven wanted. They are fully fledged, three-movement works, and if they lack something in quality, you could say the same of some of the Opus 49 Sonatas, and you surely wouldn’t exclude those from the canon.

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December 17, 2019 at 3:52pm

Do you know: No one knows the exact day Beethoven was born.

All we know is that he was baptised on 17 December 1770.

#DoYouKnow #beethoven #teacher #birthday... See More

Do you know: No one knows the exact day Beethoven was born.

All we know is that he was baptised on 17 December 1770.

#DoYouKnow #beethoven #teacher #birthday #mystery

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Gavin Koh

16th December is commonly accepted as Beethoven's birthday since his family and even his teacher Johann Albrechtsberger celebrated it on that day.

December 17, 2019 at 11:24pm
Gavin Koh

And Germany has come to accept this day as his birthday too... http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-12/17/... See More

And Germany has come to accept this day as his birthday too... http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-12/17/c_138636556.htm

December 17, 2019 at 11:25pm