Sonatina in G - First Movement


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Introduction

This popular sonatina is commonly attributed to Beethoven, but was probably not composed by him. It seems to have been found among his papers after his death, and was first published around 1830. While this little work shows no sign of the mature Beethoven’s innovative, tempestuous personality, it is a pleasing, well-made piece, and serves as an excellent first Classical sonatina for the young pianist. This From the Ground Up edition will help the intermediate player to understand and practise some of the essential elements of Classical style: clarity of phrasing, inflection of cadences, good articulation, balance...

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