Ludwig van Beethoven
Artaria 195. Beethoven’s Sketchbook for the Missa Solemnis and the Piano Sonata in E Major, Opus 109. Transcribed, Edited, and with a Commentary by William Kinderman
Beethoven Sketchbook Series, 
Champaign, 2003. Oblong, 4°, 3 vols, 384 pp
Clothbound, $258 [isbn 0-252-02749-3]
sketches for op. 109
Each volume of the "Beethoven Sketchbook Series" comes with side-by-side transcriptions of Beethoven's autograph, and are accompanied by editorial criteria & analytical commentary.
Full-color reproduction. Artaria 195 includes sketches for two of Beethoven's masterpieces: the Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109, and the Missa solemnis, Op. 123. It also preserves Beethoven's work on the Bagatelles Op. 119, Nos. 7-11, and other unknown brief piano pieces. Beethoven's sketchbooks were his workshop. Capturing the methods he used to craft his ideas into art, they reveal his complex creativity and offer rich material for examining his revision process. Variations in his entries reflect the range of his musical moods and offer clues about the circumstances of composition. His notes and shorthand can illuminate the ways he expanded and refined ideas, clarify biographical or musical mysteries, or call attention to deliberate links between compositions. Hardbound.
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