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Piano Sonata no. 23, op. 57 by Ludwig van Beethovenl
This week's download features Piano Sonata no. 23, op. 57, by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). This sonata is commonly known as "Appassionata", a term bestowed upon it after Beethoven's death.
This recording is performed by Lebanese pianist Abdel Rahman El Bacha.
In the Open Music Library, authorized users can view the score to this sonata, available from Music Online: Classical Scores Library. Also available to all users is Beethoven's autograph manuscript, and several video performances of the work featuring interpretations by Maurizio Pollini, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Arrau, and Lang Lang.
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