Draft in A for Piano, Hess 60
Author: Mark S. Zimmer
This intriguing little piece of 19 measures is in a rollicking 6/8, broken up by periodic fermata. The tempi changes are not indicated in the text, but seemed natural. The Allemande for Piano WoO 81, as well as Hess 60 and 61 and Biamonti Nrs. 268-284 are all found on two sketch sheets now kept in the Beethoven-Archiv in Bonn. The quantity of diverse material that can be crowded into such a small space is truly remarkable!