Beethoven Piano Sonatas: Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.2 No.1; ... N.B. names in brackets derive from wikipedia:Template:Beethoven piano sonatas (older version)
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Beethoven's student Carl Czerny called it "a nocturnal scene, in which a mournful ghostly voice sounds from the distance". The movement was very popular in Beethoven's day, to the point of exasperating the composer himself, who remarked to Czerny, "Surely I've written better things."
Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 comprise a nearly complete list of symphonies in this key in the Romantic era. Mozart 's Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet are both in A major, along with his 23rd piano concerto , and generally Mozart was more likely to use clarinets in A major than in ...
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by wooden hammers that are coated with a softer material (modern hammers are covered with dense wool felt; some early pianos used leather).