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ISBN: 9781860962462
The 35 Piano Sonatas, Volume 2

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Subtitle: Op. 22 – Op. 54

Editor: Cooper, Barry / Ward, David

Series: ABRSM Signature

Department: Piano, Keyboard & Organ - Piano Solo

Publisher: ABRSM

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A critical edition of the 35 piano sonatas by Professor Barry Cooper, renowned Beethoven
specialist. Created for today’s performers, teachers and scholars, this is the most
comprehensive study of these extraordinary works yet undertaken.

  • the only modern edition to include all 35 sonatas as a set

  • faithful to the original notation, correcting long-standing errors found in other editions

  • presents new and important research

  • general Introduction covering performance practice, including tempo, articulation,
    pedalling and dynamics

  • commentary to each sonata, including history, full assessment of the sources and detailed
    notes on interpretation

  • introductory CD included


Contents and Reviews



  • Op. 22, B flat major/B-Dur [Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Op. 26, A flat major/As-Dur [Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Op. 27 No. 1 (quasi una fantasia), E flat major/Es-Dur [Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Op. 27 No. 2 (quasi una fantasia, ‘Moonlight’/‘Mondschein’), C sharp minor/cis-Moll [Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Op. 28 (‘Pastorale’), D major/D-Dur [Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Op. 31 No. 1, G major/G-Dur [Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Op. 31 No. 2, D minor/d-Moll [Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Op. 31 No. 3, E flat major/Es-Dur [Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Op. 53 (‘Waldstein’), C major/C-Dur [Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Op. 54, F major/F-Dur [Ludwig van Beethoven]


"This wonderful new set is a teaching edition par excellence and, as such, it can only be welcomed and highly praised and prized."

Piano, March/April 2008

"This new Beethoven edition can be considered one of the landmark keyboard publications of the 21st century. There is no doubt that this new edition is of vital significance to the music community as a whole. Beethovens sonatas now number 35, and the Associated Board has brought the works into more focus than ever before."

International Piano, March/April 2008

"There is no doubt that this new edition is of vital significance to not only the piano community but also to the music community as a whole. Barry Cooper has brought the works into more focus for the 21st century than ever before. "

Murray McLachlan, EPTA Piano Professional, Spring

"Attractively produced and modestly priced, this is an edition which promises to reach its aim to be faithful to Beethovens intentions, and should be widely used by pianists, students, teachers and all those interested in the detail and wider context of these canonic masterpieces."

Arietta, Journal of the Beethoven Piano Society of

"Thoroughly researched, well-presented and readable "

The Pianist, Apr/May 2008

"A musical treasure trove Without doubt, this is one of the best and most comprehensive of all Beethoven sonata editions and will serve as a solid and invaluable foundation for any serious scholar attempting to fathom the depths of this glorious music."

MUSO, Feb/Mar 2008

"This new ABRSM Beethoven offers a lifetime of profitable study ... Place this new ABRSM edition firmly at the top of your shopping list."

Music Teacher, August 2008