A Newly Identified Bach Cantata Fragment in a Beethoven Manuscript

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Beethoven's sketch leaves are so numerous and at times so impenetrable that they are bound to throw up the occasional surprise when studied in detail. Around ten thousand such pages survive; they are generally difficult to decipher, and often more than one work appears on a single page. Nevertheless, few surprises will have been as unexpected as the identification of a fragment of a little-known Bach cantata amongst Beethoven's early sketches.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalEighteenth-Century Music
Issue number1
Early online date16 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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