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String Quartet op 130 - Grosse Fuge op 133

Study Score

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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String quartet (Study Score)
Study Score. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Rainer Cadenbach. Sheet music. Henle Study Scores. Classical. Study score (paperbound). G. Henle #HN9741. Published by G. Henle (HL.51489741).

Item Number: HL.51489741

6.75x9.5 inches.

We have now come full circle - this edition concludes our Urtext series of the complete Beethoven string quartets. The ending of this highly expressive work, at whose centre is the famous 'Cavatina', was originally the 'Grosse Fuge'. Yet a contemporary critic felt that this was 'unintelligible, like Chinese'. At the urging of the publisher Beethoven replaced it with a newly composed finale and published the 'Grosse Fuge' with a new opus number. Ever since, it has often been performed separately. In order to respect the desire of modern ensembles to be able to perform the Quartet op. 130 in Beethoven's original version, we have included the 'Grosse Fuge' in this edition.?

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