Date of Award:
Master of Arts (MA)
Department name when degree awarded
A. L. Dittmer
Merle E. Puffer
Beethoven's piano sonatas are possibly the greatest achievement in piano literature, perhaps in all musical literature. It has been said that if the forty-eight preludes and fuges of Bach's "Well-tempered Clavier" were to be considered the "Old Testament" of music, then Beethoven's thirty-two sonatas would have to be the "New Testament."
Hammond, Kathryn, "The Sonata Form and its Use in Beethoven's First Seventeen Piano Sonatas" (1965). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2819.
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