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Ludwig Van Beethoven: Autograph Miscellany, 1786-1799 (2 volumes in slipcase)

£85.00

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Facsimiles and transcriptions to modern musical notation of the Beethoven papers in the Kafka sketchbook, British Museum Additional Ms. 29801.

To mark the bicentenary of Beethoven in 1970, the Trustees of the British Museum published the autograph miscellany (c. 1876-1799) known as the 'Kafka Sketchbook'.

The 'Kafka Sketchbook' has been in the British Museum since 1875. Johann Nepomuk Kafka (1819-86), from whom the Museum acquired the 'sketchbook', had owned it for only a year or two. It is the greatest single repository of Beethoven's earliest sketches and papers. It includes among its 124 leaves 22 leaves from the Bonn period - that is to say, from back to as early as 1786. The sketches go up to about 1798; two leaves may be of 1799, but there is nothing later.

A feature of the miscellany is that it contains a number of fair copies of early works, some of them signed by the composer. The largest portion of the miscellany is filled with sketches in the usual sense; these include some Bonn works and most of the works that Beethoven published with opus numbers in his first six or seven years in Vienna.

Volume I is subtitled Facsimile. The contents are:
- Introduction
- Inventory of the Manuscript
- Index of Works Copied or Sketched
- Facsimile

Volume II is subtitled Transcription. The contents are:
- Introduction
- Index of Works Copied or Sketched
- Transcription:
--Part 1: Autographs, Sketches and Drafts - Works with Opus Number; Works without Opus Number; Other Works
-- Part 2: Shorter Sketches, Exercises and Miscellaneous Notations
- Notes

Both volumes are in excellent condition throughout. The slipcase shows some rubbing on the base and has a few very small scuffs on the front. Otherwise, the slipcase is intact (free from tears).

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
British Museum
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
10.75" by 14"
Edition:
1970
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0714104655
ISBN-13:
9780714104652
Publisher:
British Museum
Title:
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Autograph Miscellany, 1786-1799 (2 volumes in slipcase)

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Facsimiles and transcriptions to modern musical notation of the Beethoven papers in the Kafka sketchbook, British Museum Additional Ms. 29801.

To mark the bicentenary of Beethoven in 1970, the Trustees of the British Museum published the autograph miscellany (c. 1876-1799) known as the 'Kafka Sketchbook'.

The 'Kafka Sketchbook' has been in the British Museum since 1875. Johann Nepomuk Kafka (1819-86), from whom the Museum acquired the 'sketchbook', had owned it for only a year or two. It is the greatest single repository of Beethoven's earliest sketches and papers. It includes among its 124 leaves 22 leaves from the Bonn period - that is to say, from back to as early as 1786. The sketches go up to about 1798; two leaves may be of 1799, but there is nothing later.

A feature of the miscellany is that it contains a number of fair copies of early works, some of them signed by the composer. The largest portion of the miscellany is filled with sketches in the usual sense; these include some Bonn works and most of the works that Beethoven published with opus numbers in his first six or seven years in Vienna.

Volume I is subtitled Facsimile. The contents are:
- Introduction
- Inventory of the Manuscript
- Index of Works Copied or Sketched
- Facsimile

Volume II is subtitled Transcription. The contents are:
- Introduction
- Index of Works Copied or Sketched
- Transcription:
--Part 1: Autographs, Sketches and Drafts - Works with Opus Number; Works without Opus Number; Other Works
-- Part 2: Shorter Sketches, Exercises and Miscellaneous Notations
- Notes

Both volumes are in excellent condition throughout. The slipcase shows some rubbing on the base and has a few very small scuffs on the front. Otherwise, the slipcase is intact (free from tears).

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
British Museum
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
10.75" by 14"
Edition:
1970
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0714104655
ISBN-13:
9780714104652
Publisher:
British Museum
Title:
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Autograph Miscellany, 1786-1799 (2 volumes in slipcase)

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