Esquisse pour la op. 106 P.F. Sonata etc. = [Sketches for the piano sonata op. 106].

Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 [Browse]
Uniform title
Musical score, Manuscript
No linguistic content
1 score (6 unnumbered leaves) : paper ; 24 x 32 cm


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Contained in
Multi-title collection including [Sketches for Sonata, Opus 106] and 1 other(s).
Summary note
Holograph sketches written in ink and pencil most likely in Vienna during the second half of 1818.
  • Six unnumbered manuscript leaves ruled with 8, 20, 12, 10, and 20 staves, respectively.
  • French title written on leaf [1] recto in a later hand.
  • Composition date based on the Beethoven Werkverzeichnis, v. 1, pp. 661-62; v. 2, p. 809; and Johnson, Beethoven sketchbooks, p. 535. Incorrect date "early 1819" written in pencil on the upper left margin of leaf [1] recto.
  • Music treasures at Princeton
Binding note
In red morocco case.
Staff notation.
Contains sketches for the second and fourth movements of the op. 106 sonata and a copy by Beethoven of the B♭ major fugue from J.S. Bach's Wohltemperierte Klavier, T. 2.
  • Obtained Apr. 20, 1935 from antiquarian bookseller Paul Gottschalk by John H. Scheide as a gift for William H. Scheide.
  • The verso of each leaf and also leaf [2] recto signed "L. v. Beethovens own hand writing received from Viene July 29th, 1828 J. A. Stumpff".
Publications about
Gottschalk, P. A Collection of Original Manuscripts from the World's Greatest Composers. Berlin, 1930.
  • Schmidt, H. "Verzeichnis der Skizzen Beethovens," Beethoven-Jahrbuch, 1965/68, 365, p. 112
  • Albrecht, O. "Beethoven autographs in the United States." In Beträge zur Beethoven-Bibliographie (1975), Census 232, p. 6
  • Johnson, D., A. Tyson, and R. Winter, Beethoven sketchbooks (1985), pp. 535-37
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis (2014), v. 1, p. 665, (29)
Cite as
Scheide Library, Princeton University. MA 131.
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Also available in an electronic version.
Place name(s)
Austria Vienna.
Multi-title collection including [Sketches for Sonata, Opus 106] and 1 other(s).
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