A Newly Identified Bach Cantata Fragment in a Beethoven Manuscript

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Abstract

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
Volume14
Issue number1
Early online date16 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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