An Interpretation Suggestion for the First Movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 in Accordance with Faith Motif

Fahrettin Eren Yahsi


5th symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) imbedded in the history of music also as the faith symphony after the explanation of the composer related to what he had intended to express in this work. Faith motif being associated with this symphony was also observed in other works of the composer. In this study, faith motif and the elements affecting the creation process of faith idea are presented, musical meaning of this motif is analyzed and the relation of faith motif with Piano Sonata No. 23 is evaluated. In the last section of the study, an interpretation suggestion was presented to the first section of Piano Sonata No. 23 on the basis of faith motif.

Keywords: L. v. Beethoven, Fate Motif, Fifth Symphony, Piano Sonata No. 23, Interpretation, Analysis, Suggestion.

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