BENJAMIN BRITTEN: UNPUBLISHED MUSIC

MS 5431
MS Short Title BENJAMIN BRITTEN: UNPUBLISHED MUSIC
Text 1. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: RONDO A CAPRICCIO FOR PIANO, OP. 129,    ARRANGED FOR PIANO TRIO BY BENJAMIN BRITTEN, AUTOGRAPH BY    BRITTEN
2. BENJAMIN BRITTEN: PHANTASY FOR VIOLA, OP. 2 
3. BENJAMIN BRITTEN: ALLEGRO FOR PIANO, AUTOGRAPH WITH A FEW    CORRECTIONS
Description MS in English, German and Italian on paper, London, ca. 1932, 22 pp., 36x26 cm, single column, (29x21 cm), ruled on 12 staves, text 1 and 3: autograph, signed, with 2 additional signatures imitating Beethoven's signature, text 2: by copyist with numerous corrections in red ink
Provenance 1. Benjamin Britten, London and Suffolk (ca. 1932-); 2. Oxford University Press, Music department, London (-2009?); 3. Sotheby's12.6.2009:21.
Commentary Texts 1 and 3 are both unrecorded and unpublished. Text 2 was published in 1932. Britten revered Beethoven's music: "Between the ages of 13 and 16 I knew every note of Beethoven and Brahms
Place of origin London
Dates ca. 1932

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