BEETHOVEN: PIANO TRIOS OP. 70

MS 5415
MS Short Title BEETHOVEN: PIANO TRIOS OP. 70
Text LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: PIANO TRIO IN D-MAJOR OP 70/1 "GEISTERTRIO", 1ST MOVEMENT, MAINLY SINGLE STAFF SKETCHES, WITH FURTHER SKETCHES FOR PIANO TRIO IN E FLAT-MAJOR OP 70/2
Description MS in Italian on paper, Wien, 1808, 2 pp. 23x28 cm, single column (20x27 cm), ruled with 16 staves, sketches in single staff notation, 5 lines with tempo indications in cursive script, autograph.
Context This sketch leaf was originally between ff 49 and 50 in the "Pastoral sketch book", now British Museum Add. Ms 31766. This sketch book has sketches for Symphony no. 6 "Pastoral" op. 68, the piano trios op 70/1 and 70/2 and a piano concerto in f-minor. The autograph of the piano trio op. 70/1 is in the Lehman collection, deposited at Morgan Library, New York. The autograph of op. 70/2 is in Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. The autograph of Symphony no 6 is in Beethoven-Haus Bonn.
Provenance 1. Ludwig van Beethoven, Wien (1808-1827); 2. Beethoven's "Nachlass" auktion 5.11.1827:1; 3. Anton Gräffer, Wien (1827); 4. Professor Julius Franz Borgias Schneller, Freiburg (1827-1833); 5. Julius Scneller's daughter; 6. Ida Werle, Graz, married to Paul Mühlbacher, Klagenfurt; 7. Dr. Hans Mühlbacher, Klagenfurt; 8. Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf married to Canda Blazekovic, (-1954); 9. Elizabeth von Egger-Moelwald, born Gräfin Conrad von Hötzendorf, Brazil (1954-1973); 10. J.A.Stargardt auction 602, 27.11.1973:602; 11. De-accessioned to Beethoven-Haus Bonn Dec. 1978.
Place of origin Wien
Dates 1808

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