• [Sketchbook for the years 1815-1816].

Creator:
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Title:
  • [Sketchbook for the years 1815-1816].
Publisher:
  • [1815-1816?]
Extent:
  • 1 score (56 unnumbered leaves) : paper ; 24 x 31 cm, 4to
Abstract:
  • Autograph manuscript sketches for various completed and unfinished works, most likely written in Vienna from approximately March 1815 to May 1816.
Description:
  • Music treasures at Princeton
  • Origin: Written at Vienna, throughout the year 1815.
  • The original sketchbook probably consisted of a single gathering of 80 leaves (40 bifolia from 20 sheets). Leaf 17 (pp. 33-34), not counted by A. Artaria, is a fragment, with three-fourths of the original torn away (resulting in the frequent citation of 55 unnumbered leaves for the sketchbook). The manuscript also contains stubs for 17 leaves excised from the manuscript between the current leaf 16 (pp. 32-33) and the fragmentary leaf 17. Five additional leaves were also removed from the manuscript at an earlier time (two bifolia adjacent to the present first and last pages, and three leaves between the current leaves 46-47 (pp. 92-93). Johnson, pp. 245-46, has identified 8 of these leaves in the holdings of other libraries.
  • This sketchbook identifiable as Notirungsbuch C in Artaria's first classification, between 1827 and 1835, and as Skizzenbuch B in the firm's second classification, between 1865 and 1871 (as reflected by the cover title); cf. Johnson, pp. 20-23, 241-42.
Contents:
  • Chief contents include sketches for Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96 -- Piano concerto in D major, Hess 15 / Unv 6 -- Das Geheimnis, WoO 145 -- Cello sonata in D major, op. 102, no. 2 -- Folksong arrangements “Robin Adair,” WoO 157, no. 7 / neue Ordnung: WoO 154, no. 63 and “O thou art the lad of my heart, Willy,” op. 108, no. 11 -- An opera on themes from antiquity -- Canons “Das Schweigen” and “Das Reden,” WoO 168 -- Piano sonata in A major, op. 101 -- Sehnsucht, WoO 146 -- Piano trio in F minor, Unv 10 -- An die ferne Geliebte op. 98 -- Variations for piano trio, op. 121a (“Kakadu”) -- Der Mann von Wort, op. 99 -- March for military band, WoO 24.
Provenance:
  • Obtained through Albi Rosenthal in May, 1965; from the Louis Koch Collection.
  • Lockwood, Lewis. “The Beethoven Sketchbook in the Scheide Library. The Princeton University Chronicle, v. 37, no. 2 (Winter 1976), pp. 139-53.
Binding note:
  • In modern blue cloth case.
Collections:
Call number:
  • 30.14
  • Electronic Resource
Language:
  • No linguistic content; Not applicable
Alternative:
  • Skizzenbuch B : 55 Blätter
  • Scheide sketchbook
Uniform title:
  • Works. Selections (Sketches)
Identifier:
  • ark:/88435/9019s254t
Edm rights:
  • No Known Copyright
Format:
  • Musical score
  • Manuscript
Text language:
  • Text in German.
  • Staff notation.
Type:
  • Manuscripts
Location:
  • WHS 30.14
  • WHS Electronic Resource
  • ELF1 30.14
  • ELF1 Electronic Resource
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Composer:
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827