Septet in E minor (Rudolph, Erzherzog)

Authorship Note
This work's attribution to Erzherzog Rudolph is spurious but there is no alternative. See comments below.

Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1850?
Misc. Notes There are many sections that are crossed out and revised. The last page includes the line "Errare humanum est, 1850."
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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1850.
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General Information

Work Title Septet in E minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Rudolph, Erzherzog
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IER 1
Key E minor
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello, bass
Primary Sources Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (A-Wn):

Misc. Comments

Although there is no name and the year 1850 is written near the end of the score and on the title page of the parts, Michael Kube argues in Grove Music Online that it was composed by the Archduke in 1830. Quoted from Andrew L. de Avaré, "SEPTETS, OCTETS, NONETS: ROMANTIC CHAMBER MUSIC IN ITS CULTURAL CONTEXTS" (2007). Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music. 7:

In his article “Septet” for Grove Music Online, Michael Kube claims the existence of a Septet (1830) by Archduke Rudolph. On p. 346 of Archduke Rudolph, Beethoven’s Patron, Pupil, and Friend: His Life and Music (Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 1988), Susan Kagan calls this attribution into question.

The attribution to Rudolph has been taken up by Consortium Classicum for their 1994 complete recording of the work (YouTube). I couldn't find out whether there is a published edition.