Why is it called the Kreutzer Sonata?

Why is it called the Kreutzer Sonata?

It is commonly known as the Kreutzer Sonata after the violinist Rodolphe Kreutzer, to whom it was ultimately dedicated, but who thoroughly disliked the piece and refused to play it.

Who did Beethoven write the Kreutzer Sonata for?

George Polgreen Bridgetower
About the Kreutzer Sonata The sonata was composed in 1802–3, however, for George Polgreen Bridgetower (1778-1860), a young violin virtuoso who had recently arrived in Vienna.

When did Beethoven write the Kreutzer Sonata?

1804Violin Sonata No. 9 / Composed

When did Tolstoy write The Kreutzer Sonata?

In Tolstoy’s 1889 novella “The Kreutzer Sonata,” an aristocrat named Pozdnyshev tells a stranger on a train the story of his unhappy family.

When was Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata written?

What is Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata?

For other Kreutzer Sonatas, see Kreutzer Sonata. The Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 in A major, by Ludwig van Beethoven, is an 1803 sonata for piano and violin notable for its technical difficulty, unusual length (around 40 minutes), and emotional scope.

Did Kreutzer consider Beethoven’unintelligble’?

According to Berlioz, Kreutzer considered Beethoven ‘unintelligble’. However, his name in all the unfairness of history, remains linked to the sonata. Every violinist who has ever performed the ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata recognises the lack of equipoise and symmetry between movements of this work.

What is Beethoven’s Sonata per il pianoforte and uno violino?

In the composer’s 1803 sketchbook, the work was titled “Sonata per il Pianoforte ed uno violino obligato in uno stile molto concertante come d’un concerto”. The final movement of the work was originally written for another, earlier, sonata for violin and piano by Beethoven, the Sonata No. 6, Op. 30, No. 1, in A major.

When was Beethoven and Bridgetower’s sonata first performed?

Shortly after completion the work was premiered by Bridgetower and Beethoven on 24 May 1803 at the Augarten Theatre at a concert that started at the unusually early hour of 8:00 am. Bridgetower sight-read the sonata; he had never seen the work before, and there had been no time for any rehearsal.