I wonder whether there was a Kleine Sonata.
Schultz’s signature in a Germanic font is a nice touch!
Fancy font is a key sign that you don’t belong
Must make you feel like a dom-kopf, eh, CB?!
I wonder about the technical aspect of inserting that neatly printed music into the comic in those pre-computer days. Could it have been an actual physical cut and paste, or perhaps he traced it using a light box? I assume he hand-wrote the Germanic font in the third and fourth panels, but the music would be more difficult, although I wouldn’t rule it out.
None of that is criticism, I just find it interesting to think about how these things are done.
I have long wished there were a book which would bring together all of the Peanuts strips featuring classical music, including the many “Tiny Tots” concerts, with of course all of Schroeder’s many recitals at his piano. It is obvious at a glance that Charles Schulz both loved andknew intimately this wonderful cultural treasure trove.
“Hammer keyboard” appropriate for what normally comes out of those pianos for 3 year olds.
AKA “Big Ol’ Piano Concerto”.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 29 in B♭ major, Op. 106 (known as the Große Sonate für das Hammerklavier, or more simply as the Hammerklavier) is a piano sonata that is widely viewed as one of the most important works of the composer’s third period and among the greatest piano sonatas of all time. Completed in 1818, it is often considered to be Beethoven’s most technically challenging piano composition1 and one of the most demanding solo works in the classical piano repertoire. – Wikipedia
Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 29 in B major. And yes, I looked it up.