BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827

Streichquartett a-moll op.132. Vollständige Faksimileausgabe der Handschrift Mus. ms. autogr. Beethoven Mend.-Stift. 11 der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  Vorwort von András Schiff;  Einleitung von Ernst Herttrich

[Quartet, strings, op.132, A minor]

Beethoven, String Quartet op.132
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[Henle Music Facsimiles, 22]. Munich, 2011. Oblong, 33 x 26 cm, 168, xxiv pp. Beautiful 4-color halftone. The heart of Beethoven’s Quartet op. 132 is the “Holy song of thanksgiving”, in which Beethoven takes up old counterpoint techniques and Gregorian simplicity. In this unusually beautiful and well preserved manuscript, Beethoven generously makes the most of the space on its pages. The lavish 4-color printing allows the composer’s occasionally unconventional manner of notation to come to life. It permits a unique insight into the creative process, which continued after it had been written down in the form of multiple additions and changes. The edition is rounded off with a preface by the pianist András Schiff, with whose generous support this valuable facsimile was made possible. Hardbound. $190  (view other volumes from this series)


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