Limited edition at a special price. English version
Our original edition of the Piano Sonatas op. 27 which includes the famous “Moonlight Sonata” has now been made available for the Beethoven Anniversary Year 2020 in a limited print run with a special price.
At the dawn of the 19th century Beethoven struck out on new paths with his two opus 27 sonatas, each of which he called a “sonata quasi una fantasia”. Both of them, in particular the second sonata later, nicknamed the “Moonlight Sonata”, were destined for immortality.
Why present a new Urtext edition of Beethoven’s piano sonatas? The answer lies in the uncompromisingly precise editorial work of Jonathan Del Mar. This Urtext edition of the two Sonatas op. 27 offers a musical text that meets the highest scholarly demands as well as the practical needs of performers. Along with a correction in the third movement of op. 27 no. 1 (the 1st eighth note in the right hand is a C, not a C-flat as noted in other Urtext editions and even corrected as such in Brahms’ personal copy), the musical text is presented in a reader-friendly layout with practical page turns. The detailed Critical Commentary offers information and explanations regarding alternative readings and all editorial decisions.