ABRSM Beethoven sonatas

Posted by: im@me

ABRSM Beethoven sonatas - 11/13/12 11:50 AM

why do they say 35, are there an extra 3 that I haven't heard about? http://shop.abrsm.org/shop/prod/ABRSM-The-35-Piano-Sonatas-Volume-1-up-to-Op-14/2001411
Posted by: debrucey

Re: ABRSM Beethoven sonatas - 11/13/12 11:54 AM

Yes, there are 3 sonatinas, I believe without opus numbers, which are sometimes included with the sonatas.
Posted by: natty_dread78

Re: ABRSM Beethoven sonatas - 11/13/12 12:22 PM

Yes, I think they are WoO: Werke ohne Opuszahl - Work without Opus number.
Check out this excellent website:
http://www.lvbeethoven.com/Oeuvres/ListWoO.html
Posted by: bennevis

Re: ABRSM Beethoven sonatas - 11/13/12 01:15 PM

Don't forget that the juvenile Op.49 ones are often regarded as 'sonatinas' and Beethoven didn't want them published as part of his oeuvre of Sonatas.
Posted by: debrucey

Re: ABRSM Beethoven sonatas - 11/13/12 03:59 PM

Nevertheless they were.
Posted by: ChopinAddict

Re: ABRSM Beethoven sonatas - 11/13/12 04:37 PM

Cooper says: "The three extra ones are normally omitted as they were very early works written when Beethoven was 12. I feel there is no reason to omit them as they are full scale works."
Posted by: Serge Marinkovic

Re: ABRSM Beethoven sonatas - 11/18/12 12:41 AM

Cooper's Beethoven piano sonatas are so well laid out that it makes reading through the sonatas some much more easier. The fingering is the best and the comments always helpful.
Posted by: ChopinAddict

Re: ABRSM Beethoven sonatas - 11/21/12 04:16 PM

I absolutely love it. (I couldn't resist the temptation to use it before Christmas. cool)