Adieux Sonata

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Adieux Sonata. Fr. title (in full, sonate caractéristique; les adieux, l'absence et le retour) given by publisher to Beethoven's Pf. Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, Op.81a, comp. 1809–10. Beethoven disapproved of the title, preferring the Ger. Das Lebewohl (The Farewell). Ded. to Archduke Rudolph on his departure from Vienna for 9 months.