2 Piano Sonatas, Op.1 (Ries, Ferdinand)



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Publisher. Info. Bonn: N. Simrock, n.d.[1806]. Plate 512.
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General Information

Work Title 2 Piano Sonatas
Alternative. Title Deux sonates pour le piano-forte
Composer Ries, Ferdinand
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFR 65
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 sonatas
  • Sonata No.1 in C major
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio ma non tanto
III. Menuetto moderato
IV. Rondo. Allegretto quasi allegro
  • Sonata No.2 in A minor
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante quasi allegretto scherzando
III. Finale. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1804, Vienna (No.2); 1806, Bonn (No.1)
First Publication. 1806 – Bonn: N. Simrock
Dedication "composé et dédiés a Louis van Beethoven, par son elève [recht: élève] Ferdinand Ries" (Ludwig van Beethoven)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes (No.1) / 20 minutes (No.2)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation piano
External Links Ries Gesellschaft
Reviewed in the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung (March, 1807), pp.362-5.

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1806 date attested to by Ries Gesellschaft which is probably based upon Cecil Hill, Ferdinand Ries: A Thematic Catalogue.

Durations based on Susan Kagan's recording.