This sonata marks the beginning of what is generally regarded as Ludwig van Beethoven’s final period, where the forms are more complex, ideas more wide-ranging, textures more polyphonic, and the treatment of the themes and motifs even more sophisticated than before.
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Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Opus 24, was published in 1801. It is often known as the Spring Sonata. This name of Spring Sonata was given to it after Ludwig van Beethoven’s death.
The Concerto No 2 was composed primarily between 1787 and 1789, although it did not attain the form in which it was published until 1795. Beethoven did write a second finale for it in 1798 for performance in Prague, but that is not the finale that was published.
The sonata No. 9 is commonly known as the Kreutzer Sonata after the violinist Rodolphe Kreutzer, to whom it was ultimately dedicated, but who thoroughly disliked the piece and refused to play it.
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 1 in C major, Op. 15, was written in 1795, then revised in 1800. The first performance took place on 18 December 1795 in Vienna with Ludwig van Beethoven himself as soloist.
The Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30 No. 3, by Ludwig van Beethoven, the third of his Opus 30 set, was written between 1801 and 1802, published in May 1803, and dedicated to Tsar Alexander I of Russia.
The Piano Sonata No 17 in D Minor, was composed in 1801–02 by Ludwig van Beethoven. It is usually referred to as “The Tempest” (or Der Sturm in his native German), but the sonata was not given this title by Beethoven, or indeed referred to as such during his lifetime.
The Piano Sonata No 14 in C-Sharp Minor, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata and completed in 1801 is one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most popular compositions for the piano.
The Kreutzer Sonata for violin and piano, No 9, by Ludwig van Beethoven, is notable for its technical difficulty and unusual length (around 40 minutes) and emotional scope.