Beethoven’s Sonatina in G Major has a pleasant and happy character throughout both movements. The first section in 4/4 time is intended to be played at a moderate tempo. The second movement is written in 6/8 time and is titled Romance. Despite the meter change, the two movements are reminiscent of each other. Both melodic material and structure are similar, and the casual listener may not notice the meter change as it's quite subtle; the basic pulse remains more or less the same.
The authenticity of this sonatina as a Beethoven piece has been called into question. It was actually published after the composer's death, leading some historians to doubt whether or not he actually composed it. Nevertheless, it is a well-known piece that is frequently studied and performed today.
I'm learning this piece in class and I made a video of the first part of it. I play since late 2006 and this is my first recording ever It was fun to do, but I had to do it like 5 times to have it without errors But there are still some little flaws Anyway, here you go: http://youtube.com/watch?v=11mVo1kuRGc&feature=user
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