Orchestral Piece in E-flat, Gardi 15
Author: Mark S. Zimmer
This piece appears on the recto of folio 87 of the Kessler sketchbook, used in 1802. Beethoven was working on a Concertante in D for piano, violin and cello with orchestra, Gardi 8, which he abandoned unfinished. Amongst the sketches for the Concertante are a number of other projected orchestral works that feature solo instruments prominently. One of these is the present MIDI, which is a full score of some kind of large scale composition with large horn fanfares, a prominent bassoon part, and some wild discords that no doubt would have shocked 1802 Vienna...nearly as much as the Third Symphony would do the next year.