A First Book of Beethoven Expanded Edition

Specially arranged and simplified, these pieces offer beginning and intermediate pianists the pleasure and satisfaction of playing Beethoven. Students and teachers alike will delight in such popular melodies as "Für Elise," "Ode to Joy," and the haunting opening of the Moonlight Sonata.

This updated and expanded edition features 41 selections, including "Romance in F," "Turkish March," "Minuet in G," and "Bagatelle in G Minor." It includes excerpts from the sonatas—such as the opening of the second movement of Sonata No. 14, the adagio from Sonata No. 5, and "Adagio Cantabile" from Sonata No. 8—plus highlights from the symphonies.

Arranged in order of difficulty, the pieces are designed to develop both the fingers and ears as well as introduce the composer's more memorable works. Many of the pieces focus on a specific skill, including reading notes above in "Rondo" and double octaves in Piano Concerto No. 4. The last two works—the adagio from Sonatina No. 4 and "Bagatelle in A Minor"—are unedited and presented in their original forms.

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