Beethoven: Sonata in E Major, Opus 14, No. 1
By Ludwig van Beethoven / ed. Maurice Hinson
Level: Early Advanced
An elegiac character permeates this sonata, composed in 1798. No previous Beethoven sonata begins with such a direct, immediately expressive theme. The middle movement provides the serious and austere element and stands, in E minor, between the sunny movements in E major. Beethoven arranged this work for string quartet in 1802.