Beethoven – Sonata in G, op. 49 no. 2, tr. D. Piana
Of all of Beethoven’s sonatas, this is the only one that translates easily to the harp, notwithstanding a few “exposed” pedal changes at the start. Even though it was published later in Beethoven’s life, it is an earlier work, harking back to a time when the piano and the harp were still less distinct in aesthetics. The famous second movement looks particularly idiomatic for the harp. In piano pedagogy, the first movement is considered a good study in scales. Nonetheless, this “little sonata” in two movements has been performed and recorded by many a great pianist…
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