Sextet op. 71 and March WoO 29
Editor: Egon Voss
Urtext Edition, paperbound
for 2 Clarinets (B flat), 2 Horns (E flat/B flat and F) and 2 Bassoons
Pages: 42 (VI, 14, 8, 8, 6)
Order no. HN 992 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0992-2
Beethoven’s Opus 71 is one of a series of works for mixed wind instruments, which he composed in the 1790s. In 1805 at a performance of the dance-like, lively work in Vienna, the audience praised its "lovely melodies" as well as the "wealth of new and surprising ideas". Five years later Beethoven finally decided to publish the sextet. Our edition follows the musical text in the Beethoven Complete Edition and as usual, provides the original horn part in E flat as well as a transposed part in F. As a little extra it also contains the short March WoO 29, Beethoven’s only other composition for two clarinets, horns and bassoons.
Die nun im G. Henle Verlag erschienene Neuausgabe ist ... zu begrüßen, da hier Widersprüche und offensichtliche kleine Fehler des Erstdrucks auf Grundlage der von Beethoven durchgesehenen Kopistenabschrift ... korrigiert wurden.
[Das Orchester, 2012]
- Sextet E major op. 71
- March B flat major WoO 29