Two Beethovian Sketches by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) and Anton Diabelli (1781-1858). Arranged by Robert W. Smith. Orchestra. For string orchestra (8 - 1st violin, 8 - 2nd violin, 5 - 3rd violin/viola (treble clef), 5 - viola, 5 - cello, 5 - string bass, 1 - piano accompaniment). Masterworks; String Orchestra. Belwin String Orchestra Intermediate Level. Classical and Classical Period. Grade 3. Conductor's score and set of performance parts. 148 pages. Duration 3m10s. Published by Belwin Music (AP.25054).
"Two Beethovian Sketches" outlines a new look at Beethoven, from the pen of Robert W. Smith. A strikingly lovely string and piano setting of the ever popular Moonlight Sonata is featured first. Smith's impressions of the famous Diabelli Variations follow in the second sketch. A great addition to any concert and a wonderful way to incorporate a student pianist in the program.