Double Fugue in C Major, Hess 243 nr.4 (mp3)
No.4 from Nottebohm's chapter XI, p.167. First theme is a variant of nr.1 from Albrechtsberger's list, the second theme is Beethoven's. Wow! Beethoven discovers the sound of parallel decimes (=octave + third) here, and falls in love with it. He forgets all the rules: there are no stretto's in this fugue. Albrechtsberger doesn't even bother to correct Beethoven. Parallel decimes would become a characteristic of Beethoven's piano writing. Dates from about 1794-95. The midi scored for trumpet, english horn, french horn & trombone, the mp3 for string quartet.