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Sketches
Autograph manuscript US-PRu , Scheide MA130
Original Title: Skizzenbuch | B | 55 blätter
Material:
  • Source type:
    Source type: Autograph manuscript
    Content type: Notated music
    Date:
    1815-1816
    Material:
    Format, extent: various: 112 p.
    Dimensions: 23,5 x 31 cm
    Binding note:
    Binding note: 56 untrimmed leaves in choirbook format, ruled with 16 staves, written in ink and lead; all leaves form a single gathering
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Notes: LockwoodB 1970, p.634: "This is the major extant Beethoven sketchbook for 1815, containing material for this unfinished concerto; for the song cycle An die ferne Geliebte, Opus 98; the A major Pianoforte Sonata, Opus 101; and the D major Violoncello Sonata, Opus 102, No. 2, as well as ... [the] F minor piano trio that would have postdated the 'Archduke' by four years and would have been the last of Beethoven's piano trios ... [and] the earliest version of what later became the theme for the scherzo of the Ninth Symphony (in 1815!)."
NottebohmZ 1887, p. 321: "...mit anderen Skizzenbüchern von gleicher Größe verglichen, weniger reich an fortlaufenden Entwürfen zu großen bekannten Werken als an Aufzeichnungen verschiedener Art. Wir gewinnen bei der Betrachtung den Eindruck, daß die darin vorgenommenen Arbeiten weniger drängsten und daß Beethovens Beschäftigung mehr eine vielseitige als eine auf ein bestimmtes Ziel gerichtete war."
Cover page title survives from ownership of Artaria, under which the book was classified as Skizzenbuch B (second classification system).
Under the ownership of G. B. Davy this book was exhibited at the Internationale Ausstellung für Musik- und Theaterwesen in Wien in 1892.
Contents note: Two pieces for dramatic work Eleonore Prochaska by F. Duncker: No. 1, Jäger for male choir, "wir bauen und sterben" (pp. 1-2) and No. 2, Romanze, "Es blüht eine Blume im Garten" (p. 3) -- Piano Concerto in D major, Hess 15, unfinished and potentially last of the genre (pp. 1, 3-32) -- beginning of a double fugue in A minor (p. 9) -- a sinfonia in D major (p. 33) -- "Das Geheimniss", WoO 145, poem by I. H. C. Wessenberg (pp. 33-35) -- beginning of vocal piece "Ehre sei dir" (p. 37) -- Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in D major, Opus 102 No. 2, I (p. 37), II (p. 46), III (pp. 37-41, 43-45, 47) -- two fugal passages, possibly copied (p. 39) -- beginning of a double fugue in D major (p. 41) -- "Robin Adair", WoO 157 No. 7, Irish folksong setting for three voices (pp. 42-43) -- an allemande and a "3tes Stück" (p. 43) -- a pastorale in C major (p. 47) -- "Oh thou art the lad," Scottish folksong setting in F major (p. 48), unprinted, a different setting than Opus 108 No. 11 in E-flat major -- study of prosody of Homeric verse (p. 48) -- setting of Goethe's "Gesang der Geister über den Wassern" (p. 49) -- "Sonate in Des dur" (p. 50) -- three instrumental openings in B major and D major (p. 51) -- earliest version of the theme for the scherzo of the Ninth Symphony, Opus 125 (p. 51) -- sketches for an opera Bacchus (p. 52 ff.) -- varied sketches for instrumental compositions (p. 53 ff.) -- two canons found in the 1816 Stammbuch of Charles Neate: "Das schweigen" and "Das Reden", poems by J. G. Herder (p. 55) -- setting of first strophe of lied "Die Zufriedenheit", poem by J. M. Miller (p. 58) -- "Sehnsucht", WoO 146, poem by C. L. Reissig, showing 16 different settings for the opening bars (pp. 60-65) -- An die ferne Geliebte, Opus 98, all six pieces of the song cycle, poem by A. Jeitteles (pp. 68-73) -- Pianoforte Sonata in A major, Opus 101: II (pp. 74, 76-78, 80-81, 84-85), III (?75, 77-?78, ?82-83), IV (pp. 56, 77, 79-80, 82) -- Piano Trio in F minor, unfinished and potentially last of the genre: I, III (pp. ?67, 86-91, 94-98, 100-105, 107) -- scale exercises in contrary motion (p. 93) -- "Der Mann von Wort", Opus 99, poem by F. A. Kleinschmid (p. 99 ff.) -- a sinfonie in E-flat major and "Sonate" in E major (p. 106) -- parade or military march in D major (pp. 108-112)., LockwoodB 1970, p. 634: "The sketches crisscross back and forth among these pages in complex patterns, some of which are connected by an elaborate series of symbols (including the familiar 'Vi-de,' special symbols such as circles with crosses, and numerical signs such as '1000,' '2000,' '3200,' etc.), at times connecting sketches several pages apart. These sketches reveal anything but a single clearly planned and executed schema; the notation is largely single-staff, occasionally double-staff., Dismembered leaves originally part of Scheide MA130 form six holdings at other repositories. Single bifolium which originally formed outside of the gathering = D-B Mus.ms.autogr. Beethoven, L.v., Grasnick 20a, ff. 2-3. Lacuna of 17 leaves with visible stubs (conjugates of pp. 51-86) between pp. 32 and 33 = D-BNba BSk 13; D-BNba BSk 12; D-BNba BSk 7; US-SPma WoO 168; p. 33/34 nearly completely torn. Lacuna of 3 leaves (conjugates of pp. 21-26) between pp. 92 and 93 = D-B Mus.ms.autogr. Beethoven, L.v., Grasnick 20a, f. 5; GB-LBl Add. MS 29997, ff. 19, 37.
Bibliographic reference: 241-246 259-264 88-129 139-153 123-157, 184-200 (facs. p. 70) 97-122 (facs. p. 60f) 624-646 69-71 3 45-46 321-348
Library (siglum) shelfmark: Scheide MA130
RISM ID no.: 1001010221
Last update: October 16, 2022