Sonata Grande in G minor, Op.39
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The Sonata in G minor, Op. 39 was Eberl’s last composition; A. Duane White described it as “his most outstanding work for piano solo”, and “a significant forerunner of the Romantic era” (New Grove). Its formal innovations include a slow movement in the remote key of E major (with hints of Field and Chopin as well as Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sonata), which also makes a “cyclic” return in the course of the finale, and the use of a single motive (a rising sixth and falling second first heard in the opening bars), which unifies all three movements.
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