String Quintet in C major, Op.29 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

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Carolus (2010/8/4)

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Publisher Info. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Scores and Parts

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Publisher. Info. Ludwig van Beethovens Werke, Serie 5.
Kammermusik für fünf und mehrere Instrumente, Nr.34

Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1862-90. Plate B.34.
Reprinted New York: Lea Pocket Scores, n.d. Plate L.P.S. 154.
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(1802). Plate 94.
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Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: H. Litolff, n.d.(ca.1869). Plates 2742 A-E.
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Editor Friedrich Hermann (1828–1907)
Publisher. Info. Quintette für 2 Violinen, 2 Bratschen und Violoncell
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1890]. Plate V.A. 1239.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano 4 hands (Ulrich and Wittmann)

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Arranger Hugo Ulrich (1827-1872)
Robert Wittmann (1804-18??)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. Plate 5395a.
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Arranger Louis Winkler (1820-1886)
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Litolff, n.d. Plate 1586.
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General Information

Work Title String Quintet No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Beethoven, Ludwig van
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.29
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio molto espressivo (F major)
III. Scherzo. Allegro
IV. Presto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1801
First Publication. 1802 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Dedication Count (Moritz von) Fries (1777–1826)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 2 violins, 2 violas, 1 cello
External Links Wikipedia article
RISM 464000200 (description of sketches, at Berlin State Library)
Raptus Association


Misc. Comments

Count Fries also figures indirectly but interestingly in the biography of Giovanni (Giambattista) Casti, a poet whose work may have influenced, according to Alfred Einstein, Mozart's groundbreaking operas - see Mozart: His Character, His Work, pp.425–426. (Edit: that historical reference may refer to Fries' father Johann, who died in 1785 (in fact a list at MozartForum.com lists Johann as among the subscribers to Mozart's concerts- so that the statement that Casti's companion Count von Fries was the same as the dedicatee of Beethoven's works falls on the shoals of death dates; one was father, Johann, the other was Moritz. (Moritz was also the dedicatee of several sonatas and a symphony by Beethoven.)

Not clear whether the two autograph sketches mentioned at RISM are dated, but the page at Raptus gives fairly good evidence that the work was composed by October 1801 and published by Breitkopf in 1802.