The Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, 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 the fourth violin sonata, the string quintet of the same year, and the seventh symphony were also dedicated.
The work is in four movements:
- Adagio molto espressivo
- Scherzo: Allegro molto
- Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
The Scherzo and its trio are particularly brief. The entire sonata takes approximately 22 minutes to perform.
The Adagio movement is featured in stage show "Fame".
^ Fries was also a travelling companion to Giovanni Battista Casti, a playwright and rival of Lorenzo 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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