Minuet and Trio in B major for String Trio, Gardi 13 (mp3)
Performer: Mark S. Zimmer
Author: Mark S. Zimmer
Like the Minuet in G, Gardi 12, this minuet is written in piano score but appears to be written for two violins and bass, which Beethoven frequently used as a chamber arrangement for his dance sets in the 1790s, such as the 12 Minuets WoO 7 and 12 Contredanses WoO 8 dating from 1795. While the trio of this minuet is a bit sketchy, it seems to be more or less complete as it stands. The minuet is found on the verso (reverse) of folio 6 of autograph 28, the Fischhof Miscellany held by the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, as transcribed by Douglas Johnson in his doctoral dissertation.