Sonatina in G - Second Movement

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The second movement (the first movement is available here) of this sonatina attributed to Beethoven is entitled Romanze (the German spelling of “Romance”). In music, the title was first used for vocal songs of a romantic, or amorous, nature. Starting in the 18th century, it began to be used for instrumental pieces with a lyrical quality and a simple ABA or Rondo form. Both of those characteristics are clearly displayed in this Romanze. With the addition of some lyrics, this movement could pass for one of the simple Lieder (songs) of Haydn or Mozart. It is...

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