Scores and Parts
||Fritz Stein (1879-1961)
||Leipzig: C.F. Peters, No.3375a, n.d.(ca.1913). Plate 9965.
||Leipzig: C.F. Peters, 1939, 1952. (copyright claims most probably bogus)
||Originally scanned at 100 dpi, color. Resized at 300 dpi, margins reduced, converted to monochrome.
||Duet mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern
||Beethoven, Ludwig van
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||E-flat major (C minor)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||Baron Nikolaus Zmeskall von Domanowecz
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Werke, Abteilung VI, Band 6, pp.119-125.
Notes from Peters Edition No. 3375b
The first movement of the Sonata for Viola and Violoncello "Duet mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern" Duet with two obbligato eyeglasses) was edited by Fritz Stein after the autograph in the British Museum (Add. MSS. 29801 Fol. 135-137) (Peters Edition No. 3375a).
In 1948, a Minuetto was discovered in Folio 119 of the same MSS. Owing to similarities of character, key, instrumentation, ink, paper, etc., it is assumed that this Minuetto is the second movement of the same Duet-Sonata.
In the hastily written autograph, bars 11-12-13 of the viola part are illegible; they are here reconstructed by the editor. Bowing and expression marks are entirely lacking and these too have been added.
The opening of a third movement (in C major) is in Folio 137 (21 bars for the viola and three bars for the cello part).