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op. 120

Ludwig van Beethoven, 33 Variations in C major on a waltz by Anton Diabelli for piano op. 120
Part 1 Facsimile of Autograph NE 294 in the Beethoven House Bonn
Part 2 Facsimile of the Original Edition (Dedication copy) and Commentaries in German and English, ed. by Bernhard R. Appel and Michael Ladenburger, Bonn 2010
(Series III Ausgewählte Handschriften in Faksimile-Ausgaben, Vol. 19)

148,00 Euro
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  • Facsimile of the autograph NE 294, owned by the Beethoven-Haus Bonn
  • Notes on the edition
  • Acknowledgements
  • Facsimile of the Original Edition (Dedication Copy)
  • William Kinderman
  • The Evolution of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations
  • Bernhard R. Appel and Michael Ladenburger
  • The Autograph Score and Source Tradition of the Diabelli Variations

Size: 34,5 cm x 24 cm (oblong), Binding: Hardcover, threat-stitching


In 2009, Beethoven-Haus Bonn was able to acquire Beethoven’s working manuscript of his last great piano work, his most important cycle of variations. The Diabelli variations op. 120 are in many respects extraordinary. In an unprecedented joint effort, noted artists and numerous public and private sponsors made possible this spectacular acquisition. The facsimile edition makes for the first time this important Beethoven autograph, which was previously in private hands, accessible to all who are interested in viewing it: musicians, musicologists, music lovers and bibliophiles can now experience and profit from this fascinating manuscript.