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By Donald Francis Tovey

ISBN-10: 0404131174

ISBN-13: 9780404131173

Professor Sir Donald Tovey's celebrated bar-by-bar research of Beethoven's 32 Pianoforte Sonatasremains a key textual content for pianists, scholars, students and song enthusiasts. meant as a spouse to the ABRSM's whole Pianoforte Sonatas version - edited through Harold Craxton yet with each one paintings prefaced by means of Tovey's sensible and demanding notes - the booklet encompasses a succinct and illuminating precis of the author's analytical strategy prior to every one sonata is handled intimately. This new imprint is prefaced with an advent via Dr Barry Cooper, Lecturer within the tune division of Manchester college. Tovey's textual content is reproduced faithfully; notwithstanding, Dr Cooper has extra footnotes to right mistakes of truth or to qualify conclusions drawn by way of Tovey that the passage of time, because the booklet used to be first released in 1931, has urged should be questionable. With the re-issue of this publication, Tovey's famed perception, common sense and wit will proceed to enlighten and entertain the author's devotees, in addition to a brand new generations.

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By Donald Francis Tovey

ISBN-10: 0404131174

ISBN-13: 9780404131173

Professor Sir Donald Tovey's celebrated bar-by-bar research of Beethoven's 32 Pianoforte Sonatasremains a key textual content for pianists, scholars, students and song enthusiasts. meant as a spouse to the ABRSM's whole Pianoforte Sonatas version - edited through Harold Craxton yet with each one paintings prefaced by means of Tovey's sensible and demanding notes - the booklet encompasses a succinct and illuminating precis of the author's analytical strategy prior to every one sonata is handled intimately. This new imprint is prefaced with an advent via Dr Barry Cooper, Lecturer within the tune division of Manchester college. Tovey's textual content is reproduced faithfully; notwithstanding, Dr Cooper has extra footnotes to right mistakes of truth or to qualify conclusions drawn by way of Tovey that the passage of time, because the booklet used to be first released in 1931, has urged should be questionable. With the re-issue of this publication, Tovey's famed perception, common sense and wit will proceed to enlighten and entertain the author's devotees, in addition to a brand new generations.

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