BEETHOVEN: KREUTZER SONATA

MS 5444
MS Short Title BEETHOVEN: KREUTZER SONATA
Text LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: VIOLIN SONATA, OP. 47 "KREUTZER SONATA", STICHVORLAGE OF THE PIANO AND VIOLIN PARTS
Description MS in Italian on paper, Bonn, 1805, 2 vols, 14+6 pp., 20x24 cm, single column, (18x22 cm), ruled with 14 staves with corrections, by a single copyist, marked up by and for the printer.
Binding England, 19th c., half morocco gilt, sewn on 4 cords, with title "Mendelssohn, Beethoven".
Context Beethoven's autograph is lost. His corrected Stichvorlage was sold at Sotheby's 23.5.2007:8, and was used for Simrock's first edition. The present Stichvorlage was made before printing from Beethoven's corrected Stichvorlage, and used for Birchall authentic parallel first edition in London. There is no other surviving example of a printer's MS for any of the other authentic English parallel first editions of Beethoven.
Provenance 1. Birchall, London (1805-); 2. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and heirs; 3. Sotheby's 9.6.2010:8.
Published Birchall: Beethoven, A grand Sonata for the Piano Forte with an Accompaniment for the Violin obligato. London, 1805. A. Tyson: The authentic English Editions of Beethoven. 1936, p.49. Sieghard Brandenburg: Zur Textgeschichte von Beethoven's Violinsonate, op. 47, in: M. Bente: Musik, Edition, Interpretation, Gedenkschrift Günter Henle. 1980, pp. 111-124.
Place of origin Bonn
Dates 1805

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