At the dawn of the 19th century Beethoven struck out on new paths with his two opus 27 sonatas, each of which he called a “sonata quasi una fantasia”. Both of them, in particular Sonata no. 2 which was later nicknamed the “Moonlight Sonata”, were destined for immortality.
Jonathan Del Mar, second to none in his knowledge of Beethoven’s music,.has obtained new readings in this fastidious scholarly-critical edition of these well-known pieces. Spacious engraving and practical page turns ensure optimum pleasure for every pianist. A meticulously compiled Critical Commentary provides information on alternative readings and editorial decisions.