The piano works of Beethoven have long been regarded as equal in significance and power as the composer's famous symphonies, holding a prominent and lasting place in the concert repertoire. These miniatures often display the same careful writing and attention to detail, and some were even composed as pedagogical studies. Often deriving their styles from the popular dances of the period, the pieces reflect Beethoven's love of simple, everyday pleasures.
The Schirmer Performance Editions not only offer authoritative presentations of great music, they are also packed with interpretative suggestions, permanent fingering as well as an insightful historical and artistic commentary. An innovative tutorial series that provokes discussion as well as music.