Horn Sonata, Op. 17

Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17 in 1800 for the virtuoso horn player Giovanni Punto. Beethoven was not well-known outside of Vienna at the time of this composition, and after a performance of the piece in Pest, played by Punto and Beethoven, a Hungarian critic wrote, "Who is this Beethoven? His name is not known to us. Of course, Punto is very well known." This piece was composed for the rare combination of horn and piano, but is also scored for the more common piano and ... more
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