Beethoven gave this sonata the unusual title Sonata quasi una Fantasia, which it shares, along with its opus number, with the considerably more famous Moonlight Sonata. Both sonatas - along with the preceding sonata with the funeral march op. 26, and the thre sonatas op. 31 soon to follow - usher in Beethoven's conquest of new musical territory in this genre. With a complex structure that oscillates between fantasia and sonata, op. 27 no. 1 has long presented pianists with great interpretive challenges that, once they have been overcome, bring to light a true jewel. G. Henle Publishers now also offers this sonata in a new edition, with proven fingering and interpretive suggestions by Murray Perahia and edited by the team of Beethoven experts Gertsch and Perahia.
|Catalog Number||51481330 / HN1330|
|Publisher||Henle Urtext Edition|
|Series||Henle Music Folios|