We have now come full circle – this edition concludes the Henle Urtext series of the complete Beethoven string quartets. The ending of this highly expressive work, at whose centre is the famous “Cavatina,” was originally the “Grand Fugue.” Yet a contemporary critic felt that this was “unintelligible, like Chinese.” At the urging of the publisher Beethoven replaced it with a newly composed finale and published the “Grand Fugue” with a new opus number. Ever since, it has often been performed separately. In order to respect the desire of modern ensembles to be able to perform the Quartet op. 130 in Beethoven's original version, we have included the “Grand Fugue” in this edition.
$43.95 (US) Inventory #HL 51480741 UPC: 884088178550 Publisher Code: HN741 Width: 9.25" Length: 12.25" 122 pages
Prices and availability subject to change without notice.
Series: Henle Music Folios