Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, WoO 87 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)



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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Ludwig van Beethovens Werke, Serie 25: Supplement, Gesang-Musik, Nr.264
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1862-90]. Plate B.264.
Misc. Notes scan: score scanned at 600dpi (High Quality Scanning). See Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1888), p.158.
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Work Title Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II
Alternative. Title Cantata auf den Tod Kaiser Joseph des Zweiten
Composer Beethoven, Ludwig van
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WoO 87
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILB 39
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 movements:
  1. Coro. Largo - Larghetto (C minor)
  2. Recitativo. Presto (A minor)
  3. Aria. Allegro maestoso - Allegro assai (D major)
  4. Aria con Coro. Andante con moto (F major)
  5. Recitativo. Largo (D minor)
  6. Aria. Adagio con affetto (E major)
  7. Coro. Largo - Larghetto (C minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1790
First Performance. 1884 November, Vienna
First Publication. 1888
Librettist Severin Anton Averdonk (1768-1817)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation soprano, bass, mixed chorus (SSATB),
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information According to Thayer, not performed or published until their rediscovery by Hanslick in the 1880s. First published in the above Beethoven edition