This is Beethoven's last Sonata for piano and violin and it was dedicated to Archduke Rudolf of Austria, who was a student of Beethoven and premiered it in 1813 with Pierre Rode at the house of prince Lobkowitz. It is a four-movement sonata and quite light in mood compared to the preceding Kreutzer Sonata. Its reminiscent in style of early beethoven and some say, even Haydn - especially in the last movement, the poco allegretto, with a light theme and variations. J. Dont, F. David, and Joachim all produced their own editions of this sonata with suggested fingerings and bowings.
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