Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1803 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9, commonly known as the 'Kreutzer Sonata', was premiered on this day in 1803 – 214 years ago

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Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata Premiere

Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9, commonly known as the ‘Kreutzer Sonata‘, was premiered on this day in 1803 – 214 years ago.

The first performance was given by Afro-Polish virtuoso George Bridgetower – with Beethoven at the piano.

It’s believed the two later had a falling out, prompting Beethoven to rededicate the sonata to French virtuoso Rodolphe Kreutzer – despite him having never performed the work.

BEETHOVEN | SONATA NO. 9 ‘KREUTZER’ FOR VIOLIN & PIANO | ANNE SOPHIE MUTTER & LAMBERT ORKIS 

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