Duet "with 2 obligato Eyeglasses"
String Duets viola and cello - Difficulty: difficult
Including the Minuetto. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Stein Haas. Classical Period. Set of performance parts. With editor's notes. Composed 1795-98. 14 pages. Edition Peters #EP3375A/B. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P03375a-b).
Item Number: PE.P03375a-b
9x12 inches. Key: Eb major.
Beethoven himself called this sonata movement for viola and violincello "Duett mitzweiobligaten Ausenglasern" (Duet requiring two pairs of spetacles). This edition is the first publication after the original in the British Museum. And there is a striking melodic resemblance between this duet and the first movement of Beethoven's string quartet in C minor, op. 18 No.4.