[Op. 49, no. 3]. Grande Sonata pour le Pianoforte. Carl Maria von WEBER.

[Op. 49, no. 3]. Grande Sonata pour le Pianoforte

Berlin: Adolphe Martin Schlesinger [PN 236], [1817]. Oblong folio. Unbound. [1] (title), 2-29 pp. Engraved, with "Gravée par Ch: Janicot" to foot of page 3. Early signature to title.

Moderately foxed; small binder's holes to spine; signature trimmed.

First Edition. Jähns 220. Hoboken 15, 328.

"Once again, to compare [the piano sonatas 2 and 3] with those being written by Beethoven, who was finishing his Op. 101 in A major in the same November, is absurd. But if we except Beethoven as an isolated phenomenon, Weber's achievement as a keyboard composer beside that of his contemporaries is extraordinary. He towers over them, and in his anticipation of the new worlds of feeling to be explored by Schumann, Chopin and Mendelssohn in their piano works, he need fear no comparisons at all. The finale of No. 3 has the gentle Romanticism and indeed much of the technique of a Schumann Novelette..." Warrack: Carl Maria von Weber, p. 172. Item #17125

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