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Bach-Beethoven
Arrangements/Transcriptions of Bach's Works & Bach-inspired Works by Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven - Short Biography

 

Works

Work

No.

Year

Orchestra

   

Skizzen zu einer BACH-Ouverture (incorporating the BACH motif)
[Berlin (West): SPK Mus. ms. autogr. Beethoven 9, Heft 1, f. 2V]

 

1822/1825

Skizzen zur 10. Symphonie (Sketches for the 10th Symphony) (incorporating the BACH motif)
[Berlin (West): SPK Mus. ms. autogr. Beethoven 9, Heft 1, f. lv]
[Wiedergabe in: Georg Schünemann, Musikerhandschriften von Bach bis Schumann]
[Berlin, Zürich: Atlantis-Verlag 1936, Tafel 82]

 

1825?

     

String Quartet

   

String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2 (the 2nd of 3 "Razumovsky" string quartets)
The BACH motif appears in the Molto adagio (Si tratta questo pezzo con molto di sentimento), (Mvt. 2).
Complete Score

Op. 59/2

1808

The BACH motif is a kind of variation on the opening motive of the 2nd movement:
E D-sharp F-sharp E
The BACH motif appears in the cello in long notes (like cantus firmus):
B-flat A C B, D C-sharp E D-sharp F-sharp, E-sharp
Actully, the BACH motif is found here 4 times:
B-flat A C B, C B D C-sharp, D C-charp E D-sharp, E D-sharp F-sharp E-sharp
At the same time, the first violin is playing:
E-flat D F E, and F E G F-sharp
The whole episode in happens in bars 59-63.

   

   

(contributed by Smadar Carmi-Giberman, December 5, 2013)

   
     

Vocal

   

“Kühl, nicht lau" (“Kuhlau-Kanon"), WoO 191. Dreistimmiger Kanon mit den Anfangsnoten B-A-C-H, for 3 voices (incorporating the BACH motif)
In: "Ludwig van Beethoven's Werke," Serie 23
[Erstdruck: Hrsg. von Seyfried, Beethovens Studien im Generalbaß, Contrapunkte und der Compositionslehre. Wien 1832 (Anhang S. 25)]
[Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, Beethoven GA: Nr. 256/12 = Serie 23, S. 196, 1866-1868, 1888]

 

1825

     

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String Quartet No. 8 (Beethoven)

Commentary

Wikipedia

String Quartet No.8, Op.59 No.2 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

Scores

IMSLP

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (January 2012 - December 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Smadar Carmi-Giberman (December 2013)

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