Septet E flat major op. 20
Editor: Egon Voss
Urtext Edition, paperbound
with parts for horn in E flat and F
Pages: 90 (VII, 21, 12, 12, 8, 8, 7, 7, 8), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 25 · ISMN M-2018-0025-7
“Send my septet out into the world a little faster – because the rabble is awaiting it”. It was thus that Beethoven bade his publisher make haste in 1802. The public did not take offence at this rather derogatory term: Today the Septet op. 20 for Wind and Strings is one of the most popular chamber music works for a larger ensemble, together with Schubert’s Octet. Our edition follows the musical text which will soon appear in the Beethoven Complete Edition. As the only practical edition available at the current time, our Urtext edition not only contains the original part for horn in E flat but also a transposed one for horn in F.
Mustergültig in Hinsicht auf die Musizierpraxis ist die Ausstattung der Stimmen mit Stichnoten und ihre wendefreundliche Seiteneinteilung.
[Das Orchester, 2009]
Henle editor Egon Voss has left no stone unturned in this meticulously researched and spacious edition.
I derives from vol. VI,I of the ”new“ Collected Works, published last year. It is excellent that such editions are so quickly made available for performance.
[Early Music Review, 2009]