Ludwig van Beethoven   opus 30:2

Sonata No. 7 for Piano & Violin in C minor

Sonata in C minor. 1802. Time: 26'00.
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The Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor by Ludwig van Beethoven, the second of his opus 30 set, was composed between 1801 and 1802, published in May 1803, and dedicated to Czar Alexander I of Russia. It has four movements:

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Adagio cantabile
  3. Scherzo: Allegro
  4. Finale: Allegro; Presto

Characteristic of Beethoven, the development section contains a theme not found in the exposition (this happens in earlier compositions such as the fourth violin sonata also)[1]

The second movement was originally sketched out in G major before taking its current form [2].

The autograph to the sonata turned up in a collection built up by H. C. Bodmer in Zurich, discovered in the mid-20th century [3].

The work takes approximately 26 minutes to perform.


  1. ^ Churgin, Bathia (Summer, 1998). "Beethoven and the New Development-Theme in Sonata-Form Movements". The Journal of Musicology (St Joseph, Michigan: Imperial Printing Company) 16 (3): 327–9. doi:10.1525/jm.1998.16.3.03a00030. Retrieved 2007-12-25.  As the author notes, the practice of including new material in the central section of a ternary-form (sonata) movement is not a Beethoven innovation- there are examples in and preceding Mozart's music.
  2. ^ Sundram, Jason. "Notes on Violin Sonata no. 7, opus 30 no. 2, 1802". Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  3. ^ Aber, Adolf (May 1956). "Beethoven's Autographs". Musical Times (The Musical Times, Vol. 97, No. 1359) 97 (1359): 249–251. doi:10.2307/936460. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 

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