Beethoven on Board - Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major

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Despite the confident opening with no upbeat for the first time, we have a somewhat elusive movement compared with Beethoven’s third movements up to this point. Almost too simple in its light-hearted character, there is a strikingly contrasting, and a particularly haunting, middle section in E-flat minor, perhaps reminiscent of Schubert’s Erlkönig.

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