Pastorella in D

Pastorella in D
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Author: Mark S. Zimmer
Length: 0:47
Pastorella in D, Hess 332 (1799).

This composition (really just a melodic line) appears amongst sketches for the quartet op. 18 nr. 5, and may be an early effort at a movement for this quartet. The piece consists of two eight-bar phrases, each with a repeat. First published in the 1846 "Beethoven-Album." It is from page 67 of the sketchbook Grasnick 2, located in the Berlin Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz. This notebook includes sketches for the six string quartets, op. 18.

Hess: 332

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