Ludwig van, 1770-1827
String Quartet in B-flat Major op.130; Große Fuge op.133
Facsimile Edition of the Autograph Score
Commentary by Ulrich Konrad
Documenta Musicologica, II/55. Kassel, 2019. Oblong, 4°, c.288 pp.
Full-color facsimile of the autograph, dispersed now among six libraries around the world (movt I - Bibl. Jagiellońska Kraków; II - Library of Congress Washington; III - Bibliothèque Nationale Paris & Badische Landesbibl. Karlsruhe; IV - Maravské zemské muzeum Brno; V & VI - Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. The autograph ranges from fair copy to composing copy and includes 7 paste-over corrections (2 of them full page), meticulously reproduced in this exceptional facsimile. A truly remarkable contribution to Beethoven research and gift to Beethoven lovers, this facsimile reunites the various movements after 190 years. Commentary in Eng-Ger. Quarter leather with boards in decorative paper. $425