Violin Sonata No. 9

Classical sonata from 1803

Description

The Violin Sonata No. 9 of Ludwig van Beethoven, commonly known as the Kreutzer Sonata, was published as Beethoven's Opus 47. It is known for its demanding violin and piano parts, unusual length (a typical performance lasts slightly less than 40 minutes), and emotional scope — while the first movement is predominantly furious, the second is meditative and the third joyous and exuberant.

Year 1803
Opening Night 1803
Time Period Classical
Opus Op. 47
Key A Major
Instrumentation Piano, Violin
Movements/Sections
  • Adagio sostenuto - Presto
  • Andante con variazioni
  • Finale: Presto

Scores

Sonate XXX, op. 47
Enoch père & fils (Paris [etc.]) [entre 1863 y 1879]
Beethoven, et al.
Sonate pour piano et violon, op. 47
Société pour la publication de musique classique et moderne (Paris) [entre 1834 y 1840]
Sonate pour piano et violon, op. 47
Société pour la publication de musique classique et moderne (Paris) [entre 1834 y 1840]
Sonate pour piano et violon, op. 47
Benoit, ainé (Paris) [ca. 1855]
Andante varié de la sonate à Kreutzer de Beetoven
Heugel et Cie. (Paris) [1874]
Beethoven, et al.
Sonate pour piano et violon, op. 47
Benoit, ainé (Paris) [ca. 1855]
Sonate No. 9
Breitkopf and Härtel 1803

Videos

Kreutzer Sonata (Milstein, Pludermacher)
This film by Christopher Nnupen features Nathan Milstein and Georges Pludermacher performing Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata.
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