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Names for Beethoven Sonatas #2952762 02/28/20 10:45 PM
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Nine of the Beethoven Sonatas have names(Pathetique, Moonlight, Pastorale, Tempest, Hunt, Waldstein, Appassionata, Fur Therese, Les Adieux, Hammerklavier).....until now. Here's your chance to name any of the others.

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Re: Names for Beethoven Sonatas [Re: pianoloverus] #2952829 02/29/20 07:01 AM
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Op2 No2 in A.

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Opus 49 1 and 2 - Easy Sonatas.

Opus 2 No. 1 - Haydn Sonata

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Re: Names for Beethoven Sonatas [Re: pianoloverus] #2952890 02/29/20 11:34 AM
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My piano teacher used to refer to the Hunt sonata as the Benzedrine sonata.

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Re: Names for Beethoven Sonatas [Re: pianoloverus] #2952917 02/29/20 01:39 PM
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This may be pretty lame but it's all I could think of: Sonata Op.10 #2 = the Ha Ha Sonata.

Re: Names for Beethoven Sonatas [Re: pianoloverus] #2952921 02/29/20 01:53 PM
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On the IMSLP page for the Beethoven Sonatas, some sonatas other than the ones in my OP are given names:No. 4 in E flat Op.7=Grand Sonata, No.5 in c minor Op.10 #1= Little Pathetique, No.12 in A flat major Op.26=Funeral March, No.13 in E-flat major, Op.27 No.1=Quasi una fantasia. In my experience, only the names for Op.26 and possibly Op. 10 #1 are commonly used.

Remember, in this thread I'm hoping some posters will invent their own names(either serious of humorous) for some of the sonatas .

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Re: Names for Beethoven Sonatas [Re: pianoloverus] #2952925 02/29/20 01:56 PM
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HA HA could also be used for the Sonata #2 in A major Op.2 #2.

Re: Names for Beethoven Sonatas [Re: pianoloverus] #2952961 02/29/20 03:39 PM
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No.16 in G, Op.31/1 is, of course, 'The Inept Pianist'. Or 'The Joke' (depending on your point of view).

Op.111 would be "From Purgatory to Heaven".

BTW, wiki claims that Op.79 is "Cuckoo", which I've never heard of, but then I'm no ornithologist.


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Re: Names for Beethoven Sonatas [Re: pianoloverus] #2952983 02/29/20 04:48 PM
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Opus 79 could also be called the Venetian Boat Song sonata given the nature of the second movement. But Cuckoo makes more sense.


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I always thought Opus 27 # 1 in E flat should be "Sunrise" to complement the "Moonlight". They are both Sonatas Quasi una Fantasia. Then I read somewhere that "Waldstein" is also sometimes called "Sunrise".

I like "Ha Ha" for Opus 2, Nol 1 in A major!
Maybe the "Popcorn" Sonata for Opus 79 in G major for the jumpy rhythms. Or "Jumping Bean" Sonata to Opus 54 in F major, the second subject which jumps around like a Mexican jumping bean.

Opus 90 in e minor "From Head to Heart". I think Ludwig himself alluded to it.


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I always thought Opus 27 # 1 in E flat should be "Sunrise" to complement the "Moonlight". They are both Sonatas Quasi una Fantasia. Then I read somewhere that "Waldstein" is also sometimes called "Sunrise".

I like "Ha Ha" for Opus 2, Nol 1 in A major!
Maybe the "Popcorn" Sonata for Opus 79 in G major for the jumpy rhythms. Or "Jumping Bean" Sonata to Opus 54 in F major, the second subject which jumps around like a Mexican jumping bean.

Opus 90 in e minor "From Head to Heart". I think Ludwig himself alluded to it.


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Re: Names for Beethoven Sonatas [Re: pianoloverus] #2952997 02/29/20 05:21 PM
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i read that at one of Horowitz's recitals he changed his program at the last minute to include Op. 53. An announcer came on stage and told the audience "Mr. Horowitz will now play Beethoven's sonata in Waltz Time".

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Originally Posted by BeeZee4
I always thought Opus 27 # 1 in E flat should be "Sunrise" to complement the "Moonlight". They are both Sonatas Quasi una Fantasia. Then I read somewhere that "Waldstein" is also sometimes called "Sunrise".

I like "Ha Ha" for Opus 2, Nol 1 in A major!
Maybe the "Popcorn" Sonata for Opus 79 in G major for the jumpy rhythms. Or "Jumping Bean" Sonata to Opus 54 in F major, the second subject which jumps around like a Mexican jumping bean.

Opus 90 in e minor "From Head to Heart". I think Ludwig himself alluded to it.


It was actually "A Conflict Between Mind and Heart" (something like that). There's no evidence that LVB actually wrote that title, but Czerny insisted that he did, even possibly forging diary entries to support his claim.

I believe, if the assertion was correct, that Beethoven used the title as a joke on a friend who was getting married.

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Number 32 could well be called "Prescience", or maybe "Premonition".


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Op.109 Laundry. I will always associate the first movement with an ad for washing power in the early '90s.

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Op. 101: "Hey Jude"

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Originally Posted by piano-organist
Op. 101: "Hey Jude"
HAHAHA

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When I thought of the main theme of #11 (op.22), I thought the sonata could be named "The Happy Rabbit".
I am listening to it right now, played by Friedrich Gulda, and am starting to think that "The Nervous Rodent" might be more appropriate...


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Op. 101: "Hey Jude"
HAHAHA


So that's what Paul McCartney had in mind when listening to the final movement! He took a sad song ( the E major interlude/reprise) and made it better?
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No. 32 Opus 111 c minor "From Here to Eternity"


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