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By Donald Francis Tovey

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 tune fans. meant as a better half to the ABRSM's whole Pianoforte Sonatas variation - edited via Harold Craxton yet with every one paintings prefaced by means of Tovey's functional and significant notes - the e-book encompasses a succinct and illuminating precis of the author's analytical method earlier than each one sonata is handled intimately. This new imprint is prefaced with an advent via Dr Barry Cooper, Lecturer within the track division of Manchester collage. Tovey's textual content is reproduced faithfully; despite the fact that, Dr Cooper has further footnotes to right mistakes of truth or to qualify conclusions drawn via Tovey that the passage of time, because the publication was once first released in 1931, has instructed will be questionable. With the re-issue of this booklet, 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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