For Beethoven’s birthday: Sonata in F-sharp major, op. 78, first movement



Beethoven celebrated his 241st birthday this last week. Nobody’s quite sure of the exact day; some people say it was the 16th of December, others the 17th.  Remember Schroeder in “Peanuts”?  He always commemorated it.


Here’s my commemoration: the remarkable first movement of the op. 78 piano sonata in F-sharp major, as fresh today as it was when he wrote it.


Enjoy it.


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About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

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