Die Stammbücher Beethovens und der Babette Koch, with introduction and annotations edited by Max Braubach, 2nd extended edition with a transcription by Michael Ladenburger, 1995
(Series III Ausgewählte Handschriften in Faksimile-Ausgaben, Vol. 9)
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- Vollständiges Faksimile: Beethovens Stammbuch
- Vollständiges Faksimile: Stammbuch der Babette Koch
162 pages and 67 pages Transcription
In autumn 1792 Beethoven left his hometown Bonn to move to Vienna. On his departure his friends presented him with a Stammbuch (farewell album). The second album belonged to Babette Koch, who later became Countess Belderbusch, with whom Beethoven was closely associated in his youth. It is bound in blue silk and contains 41 entries. These albums form an important addition to the few documents pertaining to Beethoven's youth in Bonn.
Printed with the kind support of the Gielen Leyendecker-Stiftung and the Landschaftsverband Rheinland