RUS-Mcm, F. 155 No. 4

The recto of this 1795 leaf presents a complete exposition and development (39 and 36 bars, respectively) for the first movement of the Piano Sonata Op. 2 No. 1. The text is closer to the published version than the previous 1793 sketch. On the verso, Beethoven noted some short and unused ideas; one of these, in F minor, may have been sketched for one of the other movements of the same Sonata. Facsimile and transcription in Schwarz, "Moscow Sketch" 543-5 and 548-9.

Date 1795
Compositions Op. 2 No. 1
Repository Russian National Museum of Music, Moscow
Shelfmark F. 155 no. 4
Url Source not digitised
Facsimile and transcription Schwarz, Boris. “A Little-Known Beethoven Sketch in Moscow.” The Musical Quarterly, vol. 56, no. 4, 1970, pp. 543-5 and 548-9

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