Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 4, in E♭ major, Op. 7, sometimes nicknamed the Grand Sonata, is dedicated to his student Babette, the Countess Keglevics. This piano sonata was composed in Bratislava, in 1796, in November, during his visit of Keglevich Palace in Bratislava.[citation needed] Beethoven named it Great Sonata, because it was published alone, which was unusual for the time.

Along with the Hammerklavier Sonata, it is one of the longest piano sonatas of Beethoven. A typical performance lasts about 28 minutes.

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Upcoming BBC Events featuring Piano Sonata No 4 in E flat major

BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: BBC Radio 3 Chamber Music - Louis Lortie plays Piano Sonatas Nos.4 and 26
Glasgow City Halls

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