Beethoven: First movement from Sonata Op 49

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Both of the Op 49 sonatas were billed by their first publisher as ‘Sonate facile’

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Both of the Op 49 sonatas were billed by their first publisher as ‘Sonate facile’, a good marketing ploy to appeal to pianists of moderate abilities of whatever age. Beethoven probably wrote them back in 1795-7 when he was still in Bonn.