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Rondo from Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor Opus 13


A rondo is a piece with a recurring theme and is a form much used by Beethoven particularly as the last movement in a sonata. This is lovely pianistic movement and one of the composers most popular works and I would suggest listening to many of the available recordings. The tempo of the realisation is 96 half note (minim) beats to the minute. Trills beginning on the note and have been written out in the score copy. Beethoven in music history is a transition figure linking the classical era with the romantic. The dramatic quality of this music requires a competent and secure piano technique and players should make use of the sustaining pedal although it has not been marked in the score copy. On a modern piano the marking fp is possibly more suitable than sf and has been substituted when it has been considered to be more appropriate.





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