Ludwig Van Beethoven: Variations For Pianoforte And Violoncello Op.66, WoO 45, WoO 46

Books | Piano, Cello

Publisher: Bärenreiter
Format: Sheet Music | Score and Parts

Beethoven’s three sets of cello variations comprise the “Twelve Variations on a Theme from Händel’s Oratorio ‘Judas Maccabeus’” (WoO 45), the “Twelve Variations on the theme ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’” (op.66) from Mozart’s opera “Die Zauberflöte” and the “Seven Variations on the duet ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’” (WoO 46), also from “Die Zauberflöte”.

These works have existed in many different editions, some of which have from time to time been (tacitly) reprinted with corrections to keep up to date with the latest scholarship. This new Bärenreiter Urtext edition, however, is the first to give all Beethoven’s rhythms in the violoncello part correctly. Beethoven’s autograph manuscript of op.66 is lost; the critical commentary (English) includes a complete facsimile of the violoncello part from the only surviving source (the first edition), illustrating the various problems encountered in determining the best musical text.

  • With numerous corrections in the violoncello part
  • Included in the critical commentary is a complete facsimile of the violoncello part of op. 66, as it appeared in the first edition
ISBN: 9790006529162
Published on: 17 April 2012
Language: English, German
Catalogue No: BA9028

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      An extremely well prepared edition, serious scholarship behind it, interesting text to read, well prepared and laid out on the page.
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      Musicroom Reviews

      Three sets of variations for cello and piano in this edition so good value for money. I bought it for the third set, "Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhrlen" from Magic Flute, which are lovely to play. The cello and piano parts are probably at grade 7/8, but not impossibly difficult. As far as Musicroom is concerned, their service is excellent: clear website, prompt dispatch and careful follow-up of queries. You may have to wait a few days for some editions as I think they are printed up on request, but the copies are clear and readable. Five stars for Beethoven and Musicroom!
      Anonymous - (Haverfordwest, United Kingdom)