A pianist's reference guide to Beethoven's piano sonatas

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Shiow-Lih Lillian Shieh (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
George Kiorpes

Abstract: Beethoven's thirty-two piano sonatas are such cornerstones of piano literature that no serious pianist fails to include at least a few of them in his or her repertory. Their significance is evident in the extended coverage they receive in virtually every historical and theoretical survey. Besides the survey literature, a great number of publications have been devoted to the sonatas. Many of them provide pianists with invaluable information which could prove essential to a better performance of these masterpieces. However, no comprehensive bibliography of publications concerning Beethoven and his music exists at this time; only fragmented and incomplete bibliographies are scattered in numerous sources. The purpose of this document is to compile an annotated bibliography of Beethoven's thirty-two piano sonatas to serve as a reference guide for pianists. Three types of sources are listed: books, dissertations, and journal articles. The author has elected to limit the document to literature in English published in the second half of the twentieth century.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Beethoven, Ludwig van, $d 1770-1827. $t Sonatas, $m piano $v Bibliography
Beethoven, Ludwig van, $d 1770-1827. $t Sonatas, $m piano

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