Beethoven's Piano Sonatas: A Short Companion
Charles Rosen (Author)
DescriptionFor everyone who has ever listened to, or learned to play, a Beethoven piano sonata, this book will be a revelation. Internationally renowned pianist Charles Rosen brings out the gravity, passion, and humor of Beethoven's sonatas in this comprehensive guide, placing the works in context and detailing the role of the piano in the composer's life and work. Rosen examines each individual sonata, from those composed in the 1790s through the final sonatas of the 1820s.
Yale University Press
July 28, 2020
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About the Author
Charles Rosen (1927-2012) was an internationally respected pianist. A pupil of Moriz Rosenthal, he has performed and recorded a wide repertoire from Bach to Pierre Boulez. His prize-winning books include The Classical Style, The Romantic Generation, Romantic Poets, Critics and Other Madmen, and Critical Entertainments.