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Violin Sonata No. 5 (Beethoven)
The Violin Sonata No. 5, opus 24, is a violin sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven. It is often known as the Spring sonata, and was published in 1801. Its dedicatee was Count Moritz von Fries , a patron* to whom was also dedicated the 4th violin sonata, Beethoven’s string quintet of the same year, and the seventh symphony.
The work is in four movements:
* Fries was also a travelling companion to G B Casti, a playwright and rival of da Ponte, and an influence on Mozart at a pivotal point in his operatic work, according to Alfred Einstein’s Mozart: His Character, His Work.
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