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by Donald Hargreaves
Beethoven's pianoforte sonata in E major, Op. 109, is dedicated to Maximiliane Brentano, the niece of Bettina von Arnim , whom the composer met in Vienna in 1810. Composed in 1820, it belongs to what is known as Beethoven's third period, and many qualities of the music anticipate the romantic inventions of his successors.
The slow movement of this sonata is particularly beautiful, and it has been described by Sir Henry Hadow as being derived from ' some ideal world beyond the heavens
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