Tovey wrote, "The second sonata is flawless in execution and entirely beyond the range of Haydn and Mozart in harmonic and dramatic thought, except in the Finale. An athletic movement that has a bright disposition. The second theme of exposition contains some striking modulations for the time period.
A large portion of the development section is in F major, which contains a third relationship with the key of the work, A major. A difficult, but beautiful canonic section is also to be found in the development. The recapitulation contains no coda and the movement ends quietly and unassumingly.
Tovey wrote, "The opening of the second subject in the first movement is a wonderful example of the harmonic principle previously mentioned In all music, nothing equally dramatic can be found before the D minor sonata Opus 31 No. One of the few instances in which Beethoven uses the tempo marking "Largo", which was the slowest such marking for a movement. The opening imitates the style of a string quartet and features a staccato pizzicato -like bass against lyrical chords.
A high degree of contrapuntal thinking is evident in Beethoven's conception of this movement. The key is the subdominant of A major, D major.
Tovey wrote, "The slow movement shows a thrilling solemnity that immediately proves the identity of the pupil of Haydn with the creator of the 9th symphony. A short and graceful movement that is in many respects similar to a minuet. This is the first instance in his 32 numbered sonatas in which the term "Scherzo" is used.
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The 32 Piano Sonatas [Box Set]. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The A minor trio section adds contrast to the cheerful opening material of this movement. The composer himself thought that his Sonata No. Beethoven Piano Sonatas A Beethoven Odyssey, Vol.
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Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2, No. 2, was published in and dedicated to Joseph Haydn. Tovey wrote, "The second sonata is flawless in. Piano Sonata No.2, Op.2 No.2 (Beethoven, Ludwig van) .. Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.2 No.1; Piano Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.2 No.2; Piano Sonata.
Performer Pages Paavali Jumppanen piano. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Performers Vlada Vassilieva piano.