“Seldom Heard” Works with WoO Numbers

Following are rarely-found recordings of Beethoven’s works catalogued by Kinsky-Halm as Werke ohne Opuszahl (WoO), or works without opus numbers.

WoO 5, Violin Concerto in C, (uncompleted fragment), performed by Karl Suske, violin, and the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, conducted by Heinz Bogart, on a Berlin Classics – CD, 0093092BC. Recording from 1971. That recording is available on this CD with other works for violin and orchestra.

WoO 5, Violin Concerto in C, (completion by Manen), performed by Pina Carmirelli, violin, and the Heidelberger Kammerorchester, conducted by Richard Laugs on a Da Camera Magna-LP, number SM 91027. Recorded in 1973. A 2019 recording by Jakub Junek on the violin, with Marek Štilec conducting the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice is on Violin Concerto in C Major, WoO 5, Hess 10 (Fragment).

WoO 10, Six Minuets for Orchestra as reconstructed by Franz Beyer from the piano version of 1796, performed by the Philharmonia Hungarica, under Hans Ludwig Hirsch. The original orchestra version is lost. Telefunken 6.41935 AW [TANZE VOL. I: 24 Menuette] A version was recorded by Capella Istropolitana on Brilliant Classics, Dances II, 93553/14, as part of the Brilliant Classics Beethoven Complete Edition sold here. The Beyer reconstruction also is performed by Leif Segerstam conducting the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra on Naxos 8.573956 along with Beethoven’s score for Egmont.

WoO 15, Six Laendler Dances for Piano. While the version for two violins and bass is well represented in the catalogue, the piano version is rarely recorded. One version is performed by Jeno Jando, and appears on Naxos 8.553795, Bagatelles and Dances, Volume 1. Jando’s recording of the Laendler can be purchased here. Steven Beck also performs the set of six on ‘Dance Music for Piano,’ from Monument Records, which is available here. This set of dances is found on CD 9 of the Hänssler set of Complete Piano Works played by Martino Tirimo, cat. PH19032. For some reason best known to him, Willy Hess did not assign a separate Hess number to the piano transcription, although he did so for all of the other sets of dances.

WoO 16, Twelve Ecossaises (not genuine, but crude arrangements of snippets of Beethoven works by an unknown hand) were recorded for posterity by Steven Beck on Masters of the Classical Keyboard from Monument Records. That CD is available here.

WoO 17 Eleven Moedlinger Dances (probably a spurious set not by Beethoven) appears on: (1) Musical Heritage Society MHS 1190 (1973), Walter Weller cond., Vienna Chamber Orchestra; (2)Telefunken 6.42133 AW w/Consortium Classicum [TANZE VOL.III]. A more recent recording by Oliver Dohnyáni and the Capella Istropolitana appears on CD from Naxos 8.550433.The latter CD can be found here. This set of Mödlinger Dances also appears on CPO 777 117-2 Dances together with performances of WoO 8, WoO 9 and WoO 14 by Michi Giangg conducting L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra.

WoO 18, Military March in F for Wind Band. This march comes in five versions. The original version from 1809 or 1810 (Hess 6) has piccolos, cymbals and triangle, but no flute, and has no trio. The second version, WoO 18, as published in the Gesamtausgabe, has flutes but no piccolo, no cymbals and no triangle, and no trio. The third version, Hess 7, from 1822, is the same as Hess 6 but includes the Trio Beethoven added a dozen years later. The piano version of the Hess 6/WoO 18 march is Hess 99. Finally, there is a spurious arrangement done without Beethoven’s knowledge variously called March for the Yorck’scher Corps or Yorckscher Marsch, Hess Anhang 2, which has no trio, uses flutes instead of piccolo but includes cymbals and triangle and a greatly expanded brass contingent.
Recordings of WoO 18 Gesamtausgabe version. Flutes rather than piccolo. No Trio, no cymbals or triangle: Performed by Bamberg Philharmonic in Bigger Beethoven Box. The winds of the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Hans Priem-Bergrath, perform this version of the March on vol. 15 of the 1997 Complete Beethoven Edition, which also appears on DG 419 624-2 Beethoven: Egmont (Complete Incidental Music) / Wellington’s Victory / Military Marches, though it is there misdescribed as the Yorck’scher Marsch version.
Recordings of WoO 18 version with Piccolo, Cymbals, triangle, but no Trio (Hess 6): James Judd and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra perform this “Turkish” version of the march on CD 59 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition
Recordings of WoO 18 with Trio (Hess 7): The march and trio (Hess 7) was available on Telefunken (LP) SLT 43104, “Marschmusik am Brandenburgisch=Preussischen Hofe”, or “March Music at the Royal Prussian Court of Brandenburg,” performed by the Hamburg 6th Military Corps, but that LP has apparently never resurfaced on CD. A better option for a modern version is the complete March with Trio that appears on ARTS 47551-2, volume 2 of the Arts label’s complete Beethoven music for winds. That CD is available here. The march with Trio is performed by Marek Štilec and Ensemble 18+ on CD 59 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. The 1822 version complete with Trio (Hess 7) is performed by Karl Haas and the London Baroque Ensemble on CD 11 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works. Ottetto Italiano performs the march with trio on Complete Music for Winds and Brass Vol. 2.
Recordings of Yorck’sher Marsch arrangement, Hess Anh.2 (1817): No trio, flutes instead of piccolo, but includes “Turkish elements” (cymbals, triangle), greatly expanded brass instrumentation. This arrangement is included in Karajan’s set of Preussiche & Osterreichische Marsche & Blaser der Berliner Philharmonker/Karajan and also on CD 25 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD].
Recordings of piano version, Hess 99: See “Seldom Heard” Works with Hess Numbers

WoO 19, Military March in F for Wind Band, also comes in multiple versions, though not as many as WoO 18. The original (1809/1810) version, Hess 8, includes piccolo, cymbals and triangle but no flute, and has no trio. The second version, WoO 19, as published in the Gesamtausgable, omits the cymbals and triangle, and replaces the piccolo with two flutes, but still has no trio. The third version, Hess 9, is the same as Hess 8 but includes the Trio Beethoven added in 1822.
Recordings of WoO 19 Gesamtausgabe version. Flutes rather than piccolo. No Trio, no cymbals or triangle: Bamberg Philharmonic performs the WoO 19 version on Bigger Beethoven Box. The winds of the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Hans Priem-Bergrath, perform this version of the March on vol. 15 of the 1997 Complete Beethoven Edition, which also appears on Beethoven: Egmont (Complete Incidental Music) / Wellington’s Victory / Military Marches.
Recordings of WoO 19 version with piccolo, cymbals, triangle, but no Trio (Hess 8): James Judd and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra perform this “Turkish” version of the march on CD 59 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition
Recordings of WoO 19 with Trio (Hess 9): The trio is included on Telefunken (LP) SLT 43104 listed under WoO 18 above, and also on an LP by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Philips 6599 172. The Netherlands Wind Ensemble version with the Trio is found on CD 25 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD]. WoO 19, complete with trio, appears on ARTS 47551-2, volume 2 of the Arts label’s complete Beethoven music for winds. That CD is available here. The march with Trio is performed by Marek Štilec and Ensemble 18+ on CD 59 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. The 1822 version complete with Trio (Hess 9) is performed by Karl Haas and the London Baroque Ensemble on CD 11 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works. Ottetto Italiano performs the March with Trio on Complete Music for Winds and Brass Vol. 2.

WoO 23, Ecossaise in D, remains lost in the wind band original, but Steven Beck performs the piano version of this piece on Military Music for Piano from Monument Records. The Beck CD is available here. Carl Petersson performs the piano version on Naxos 8.573928, Military Beethoven

WoO 27, Three Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon (doubtful). Israeli Wind Virtuosi, on Koch International Classics 3-7401-2-H1. Recordings of the set of three Duos can also be found on the CPO label’s box set of Beethoven’s Complete Music for Winds, performed by Consortium Classicum. This set is available here. A version modified for flute and bassoon was done by Kazunori Seo and Mitsuo Kodoma on Naxos 8.573569 Beethoven: Works for Flute, Vol. 1. The same recording by Seo appears on CD 57 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 51, Two Pieces for Orphica (a kind of small traveling piano briefly popular around 1797), often erroneously described as a Piano Sonata, are being recorded on an orphica for the first time by Tobias Koch, released in the United States in January 2015 on a 3 CD set, Complete Piano Pieces from Avi-Music, Cologne, #AVI8553321. Koch’s recording also appears on CD 26 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 54, This bagatelle also appears on Meridian #CDE84145 and Epiphany Recordings #EP-1, the latter featuring Igor Kipnis on a 1793 piano. Epiphany re-released that recording by Kipnis on CD. That CD is now out of print but may be available here. Olli Mustonen also performs this bagatelle on his set of the Diabelli Variations, op. 120, on RCA Victor Europe. The Mustonen CD is available here. Lustig-traurig is also performed by Jeno Jando, and appears on Naxos 8.553795, Bagatelles and Dances, Volume 1. Jando’s recording can be purchased here. Doomin Kim performs this bagatelle on CD 26 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works. Lustig-traurig is also found on CD 9 of the Hänssler set of Complete Piano Works played by Martino Tirimo, cat. PH19032. Matthias Kirschnereit performs this piece on Beethoven Unknown Solo Piano Works from Berlin Classics, 0301409BC.

WoO 58, Two cadenzas for Mozart’s Piano Concerto KV 466 are played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01. This CD can be obtained directly from Monument Records at this link. The full concerto, with Beethoven’s cadenzas, is played by Sviatoslav Richter and the Warsaw Philharmonic on the Historical Recordings volume of the CBE. That now out-of-print vol 20 of the CBE may be available here. The cadenzas also are played by Carl Petersson on CD 32 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. Rudolf Serkin performs both cadenzas in his performance of the concerto with Claudio Abbado conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on CD 23 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD]. Annie Fischer plays both of the cadenzas on CD 32 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 59, Für Elise, 1822 version, is played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01. This CD can be obtained directly from Monument Records at this link. Ronald Brautigam also performs the revised 1822 version on the BIS label BIS-1892 SACD, Beethoven: Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 13 by Ronald Brautigam (2013-08-03). The 1822 version is included on CD 13 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition, performed by Sergio Gallo, and is also apparently going to be included on a forthcoming separate disc release, Naxos 8.553798. Tobias Koch performs the 1822 edition on a period instrument on CD 99 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD]. We do not, unfortunately, have available the sheet music for this 1822 version, which was published by Novello under the name “Three Bagatelles,” edited by Barry Cooper. That sheet music is alas long out of print.

WoO 61, Allegretto, is played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01 at this link. The Allegretto is performed by Olli Mustonen on the London label with other miscellaneous bagatelles. The Mustonen disc can be found here. This piece is also performed by Jeno Jando, and appears on Naxos 8.553795, Bagatelles and Dances, Volume 1. Jando’s recording can be purchased here. Doomin Kim performs this Allegretto on CD 32 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works. This piece is also found on CD 15 of the Hänssler set of Complete Piano Works played by Martino Tirimo, cat. PH19032. Matthias Kirschnereit performs this piece on Beethoven Unknown Solo Piano Works from Berlin Classics, 0301409BC.

WoO 61a, Bagatelle in G minor, is played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01 at this link. This piece is also performed by Jeno Jando, and appears on Naxos 8.553795, Bagatelles and Dances, Volume 1. Jando’s recording can be purchased here. Rudolf Buchbinder’s 1977 recording of this Bagatelle is included on CD 32 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works. This bagatelle is also found on CD 16 of the Hänssler set of Complete Piano Works played by Martino Tirimo, cat. PH19032. Matthias Kirschnereit performs this piece on Beethoven Unknown Solo Piano Works from Berlin Classics, 0301409BC.

WoO 62 String Quintet in C. The original is lost, but the surviving piano transcription by Diabelli has been reconstructed by Hideaki Schichida, and is performed by Daniel Hope, Ikki Opitz, Amihal Grosz, Tatjana Masurenko and Daniel Müller-Schott on CD 100 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD].

WoO 62, Piano Arrangement by Anton Diabelli of Lost String Quintet in C, is played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01. This CD can be obtained directly from Monument Records at this link. The Diabelli arrangement also is played by Carl Petersson on CD 32 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. The piano version is played by Ronald Brautigam on CD 99 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD].

WoO 62, Piano version of String Quintet (also known as Hess 41). Appears on RCA 74321 61448 2, played by Olli Mustonen. That same recording was rereleased on CD by RCA Victor Europe on Mustonen’s set of the Diabelli Variations, op. 120. The Mustonen CD is available here.

WoO 63, Nine Piano Variations on a March by Dressler. This was one of Beethoven’s earliest compositions, dating back to 1782. However, there is also a rarely-heard 1803 revision (apparently by Beethoven), which is most strikingly different in the last variation. This revised version is performed by Susan Kagan on CD 59 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. The later version is also performed by Georg Friedrich Schenck on CD 60 of the Brilliant Classics Beethoven Complete Edition. Ronald Brautigam records the 1803 version on Beethoven: Complete Works for Solo Piano 12. The 1803 version is also included in the Hänssler set of Complete Piano Works played by Martino Tirimo, cat. PH19032.

WoO 64, Six Variations on a Swiss Song in F, for Harp or Piano. While the piano version is quite commonly found on CD, the harp version appears much less frequently. Marisa Robles plays it on London 436 293-2. That recording was rereleased on CD by London together with the Handel Harp Concerti. That CD is available here. Robles’ recording also appears on CD 51 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD].

WoO 99 Italian Part-songs. These exercises were written during Beethoven’s studies under Antonio Salieri. 29 of them are known to have been written, but two are incomplete, and two more are lost, so a complete set is comprised of 25 part-songs. While the CBE and the New CBE include selections from WoO 99, they do not include all 25. The complete set can be found on the Brilliant Classics Beethoven Complete Edition. An analysis of the Brilliant, 1997 DG Complete Beethoven Edition and the Am@do versions of WoO 99 can be found on this site here. A new recording of all 25 appears on CD 90 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. A 2019 recording of 24 of the 25 pieces is included on CD 80 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 105 Hochzeitslied. This piece has two versions, one in C with unison chorus (Hess 125) and a second version in A with a mixed chorus (Hess 124). The CBE and the New CBE include the second version with mixed chorus. The first version with unison chorus is rarely heard, but it appears on Saemtliche Lieder Thorofon CTH2601/5. It also appears on CD 87 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition,

WoO 107-151 are songs for solo voice and piano; in the following listed songs, the CBE does not provide recordings of the complete songs, but omits one or more verses. Unfortunately, the New CBE (2018) reuses these same recordings for the most part. In these listings, the number of total verses is listed in parentheses after the title. The verse numbers which are provided therein follow each described recording. With the release of the Thorofon set, which adds four complete lieder to the recorded canon, now only one Beethoven song has never to our knowledge been recorded complete: Que le temps me dure, WoO 116 version in C major (Hess 130). There is still an opportunity here for some enterprising vocalist.

WoO 108. An einen Saeugling (4). CBE provides vv. 1 and 2. Beethoven Complete Lieder, Cappricio 10 343/45 (Hermann Prey, Walter Olbertz), gives verses 1-4 complete. The Prey recording of the Complete Lieder is available here. Prey’s recording is also included on CD 85 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. All four verses are also sung by Karen Wierzba and Natalie Pérez on CD 73 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 110 Elegie auf den Tod eines Pudels (4). CBE provides vv. 1 and 4. Beethoven Complete Lieder, Cappricio 10 343/45 (Hermann Prey, Walter Olbertz), gives verses 1-4 complete. The Prey recording of the Complete Lieder is available here. Prey’s recording is also included on CD 85 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition.

WoO 113, Klage (Lament), is known to exist in two different versions. Only one of these is usually performed. However both versions are performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5. The rarely heard second version is performed by Rainer Trost on CD 85 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition, while Daniel Johannsen performs the first version on CD 88 of that set.

WoO 116 Que le temps me dure (3, 2 versions in C major and C minor). CBE provides both versions, but Peter Schreier with Walter Olbertz only sings verses 1 and 3 of the C minor version, and Ulrike Helzel just sings verse 1 of the C major version twice. Prey has verses 1-3 of the C minor version, but only verse 1 of the C major version. The Prey recording of the Complete Lieder is available here. All three verses of the C minor version are sung by Michiel ten Houte-de Lange accompanied by Anatol Karemacher, piano on Raptus Records 389.02.88 Beethoven and His Teacher, Christian Gottlob Neefe: Unknown Works recorded 1988. Dania El Zein sings all three verses of the C minor version on CD 73 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works, but only the first verse of the C major version on CD 74 in that box. As of January 2020, the C major version has still never been recorded with all three verses of Rousseau’s poem complete to our knowledge.

WoO 117 Der freie Mann (7). CBE provides vv. 1, 2 and 6. Schreier, vol. 3 gives these same verses. Prey gives vv. 1, 4 and 6. The Prey recording of the Complete Lieder is available here. The entire song, with three verses that were suppressed by the publisher, is performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5.

WoO 121 Abschiedsgesang an Wiens Buerger (6). CBE has verses 1, 3 and 5. Hermann Prey gives verses 1, 2 and 6. The Hermann Prey recording of the Complete Lieder is available here.. Hermann’s son Florian Prey sings verses 1, 2, 5 and 6 on CD 71 of the Brilliant Classics Beethoven Complete Edition. All six verses are performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5.

WoO 122 Kriegslied der Oesterreicher (4). CBE has verses 2 and 3 only. Hermann Prey sings all 4 verses complete. The Hermann Prey recording of the Complete Lieder is available here. Hermann Prey’s recording is also included on CD 85 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. Florian Prey and Norbert Groh also perform all 4 verses complete on CD 71 of the Brilliant Classics Beethoven Complete Edition The complete song is performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5.

WoO 131 Beethoven’s setting of Erlkönig by Goethe, as completed by Reinhold Becker, is missing entirely from the CBE. That song is, however, included on disc 73 of the massive 87-CD set of Beethoven Complete Works issued by Cascade. This set has some serious problems (just for starters, on CD 1, the beginning of the First Symphony is missing), and it is now out of print, but may be available here. The song, as completed by Becker, is performed by Paul-Armin Edelmann on CD 88 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition.

WoO 133 In questa tomba oscura is also known to exist in two different settings. The later is almost always the one performed. Both are performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5. The first version with an abbreviated introduction is performed by Ricardo Bojórquez Martinez on CD 88 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition.

WoO 135, the first version of Die laute Klage, without a piano introduction, is performed by Paula Sophie Bohnet on CD 88 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. The first version (although not labeled as such) is also performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5.

The poem Lied aus der Ferne that would eventually become WoO 137 was initially be set to the same music as Der Juengling in der Fremde WoO 138. This original version is performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5. The original version of WoO 137 is performed by Daniel Johannsen on CD 88 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition.

WoO 138 Der Juengling in der Fremde (6). CBE contains vv. 1 and 5 only. Prey provides verses 1, 2, 3 and 6. Beethoven Lieder vol. 1, Berlin Classics BC 2082-2, Peter Schreier, tenor, includes verses 1, 2 and 6. The Prey recording of the Complete Lieder is available here. Schreier’s recording is available here. The complete song of all six verses is performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5.

WoO 140, An die Geliebte, is known to exist in three different variants for piano and voice: two set against triplets, one in C major and one in D major; and a third set against straight eighth-notes. All three versions of the song are performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5. All three variants are performed by Paul-Armin Edelmann, and in addition a further draft version is performed by Georg Klimbacher on CD 87 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition.

WoO 142 Der Bardengeist (8). CBE gives verses 1 and 3 only. Hermann Prey performs 1, 3, 4 and 8. Acanta (LP) 23545, Hans Hotter, baritone, gives verses 1-4. The Hermann Prey recording of the Complete Lieder is available here. All 8 verses are present on the recording by Florian Prey (son of Hermann) and Norbert Groh that is included on Disc 78 of the Brilliant Classics Beethoven Complete Edition, available here. Although the contents of this box set vary from pressing to pressing as license deals expire, this particular recording appears to have been on every iteration of the box through 2013. The complete song also is performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5.

WoO 147 Ruf vom Berge (6). CBE includes only vv. 1-3, 5 and 6. Complete vv. 1-6 on Lieder vol. 2, Berlin Classics BC 2083-2, Peter Schreier, tenor. Schreier’s recording was rereleased on a 3 CD set from Brilliant Classics available here. The complete song is performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5.

WoO 148 So oder so (6). CBE has vv. 1, 3 and 6, as does Schreier, Lieder vol. 3. Prey sings verses 1, 5 and 6 only. The Prey recording of the Complete Lieder is available here. The complete song with all six of the verses in the Gesamtausgabe, as well as one verse probably suppressed by the publisher because it asserted that kings were no better than commoners, is performed by Constantin Graf von Walderdorff and Kristin Okerlund on the 5-CD set of Saemtliche Lieder issued on Thorofon CTH2601/5.

WoO 160/1 and 160/2, Two canons in G and C. Unknown Beethoven, volume 2, Berlin Classics 009132 BC. While out of print, this set may be available here. This set was also rereleased in 2019 as a 9-CD box. These two canons also appear on CD 63 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition , performed by Luka Kusztrich, Benjamin Lichtenegger, Lara Kusztrich and Dominik Hellsberg.

WoO 162, Canon Ta ta ta ta lieber Maelzel (apparently by Anton Schindler), Unknown Beethoven, volume 2, Berlin Classics 009132 BC. While out of print, this set may be available here. This set was also rereleased in 2019 as a 9-CD box. This spurious canon is also included on CD 80 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 171, Canon Glueck fehl’ dir vor allem (actually written by Michael Haydn), Unknown Beethoven, volume 2, Berlin Classics 009132 BC. While out of print, this set may be available here. This set was also rereleased in 2019 as a 9-CD box. These canons also appear on CD 90 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition This canon is also included on CD 80 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 181, Three Canons: Gedenket heute, Gehabt euch and Tugend ist. Unknown Beethoven, volume 2, Berlin Classics 009132 BC. While out of print, this set may be available here. This set was also rereleased in 2019 as a 9-CD box. These canons also appear on CD 90 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition The first of the canons, Gedenket heute, is included on CD 80 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works. That set dismisses the other two as “minutiae.”

WoO 199, “Ich bin der Herr von zu,” Musical Joke for Archduke Rudolph, appears on disc 73 in the set of Beethoven Complete Works from Cascade. That box is out of print but may be available here. This piece also is performed on CD 90 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition The joke is also included on CD 80 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 200, Theme for Archduke Rudolph, is played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01. This CD can be obtained directly from Monument Records at this link. Beck’s recording also appears on CD 99 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD].This piece also appears performed by Sergio Gallo on CD 34 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. Jean-Pierre Armengaud plays this theme on CD 79 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 201, “Ich bin bereit! Amen,” Musical Joke in C, appears on disc 73 in the set of Beethoven Complete Works from Cascade. That box is out of print but may be available here. This piece also appears on CD 90 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition

WoO 202, “Das Schöne zum Guten!” riddle canon (1st version), appears on disc 73 in the set of Beethoven Complete Works from Cascade. That box is out of print but may be available here. This canon also appears on CD 90 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition

WoO 203, “Das Schöne zum Guten!” riddle canon (2nd version), appears on disc 73 in the set of Beethoven Complete Works from Cascade. That box is out of print but may be available here. The canon also appears on CD 90 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition This canon is included on CD 80 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 204, “Holz, Holz, geigt die Quartette so,” Musical Joke in D minor, appears on disc 73 in the set of Beethoven Complete Works from Cascade. That box is out of print but may be available here. According to the new Kinsky-Halm catalogue, this musical joke is by Holz himself, not by Beethoven, but at least it has been recorded for posterity. It also appears on CD 90 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition

WoO 205 (a) through (k), a group of short musical greetings, appears on disc 73 in the set of Beethoven Complete Works from Cascade. That box is out of print but may be available here.

WoO 206, Hess 12, Concerto in F for Oboe and Orchestra. Orion 82432 (LP). Only a very few fragments of this concerto (reproduced here) are known to exist. This recording features a completion of the second movement (the only one for which substantial sketches exist) by Charles Lehrer, who also plays oboe on the recording. Unfortunately, Lehrer’s recording only features a piano accompaniment, rather than an orchestra.

WoO 206, Hess 12, Concerto in F for Oboe, completion and orchestration by our own Willem Holsbergen, has been recorded with H. David Meyers as soloist on Beethoven Lost & Rediscovered, which is available here

WoO 209, Minuet in A flat for piano (Hess 88) is performed by Carl Petersson on Naxos 8.573928, Military Beethoven. Tobias Koch performs the minuet on period instruments on CD 99 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD].

WoO 210, String Quartet in B minor for Richard Ford (Pencarrow Quartet). Performed by the Ysaye Quartet on the Ysaye label. That CD can be found here. It also is found on “Forgotten Works for String Quartet” performed by the Covington String Quartet from Monument Records. The Covington disc is available here.. The quartet, performed by the Endellion String Quartet, appears on CD 100 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD].

WoO 211, Biamonti 52, Andante in C, recorded by Rudolf Buchbinder on Telefunken 6.35368 (six stereo LPs). Buchbinder’s 1977 recording is included on CD 32 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works. Also found on Bruce Hungerford, Vanguard (LP) VSD 71174. The piece is also played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01. The Beck performance is available directly from Monument Records. This piece also appears performed by Sergio Gallo on CD 34 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. Ronald Brautigam performs the Andante on CD 99 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD]. The Andante is included in the Hänssler set of Complete Piano Works played by Martino Tirimo, cat. PH19032. Matthias Kirschnereit performs this piece (identified only as Andante in C: Anhang) on Beethoven Unknown Solo Piano Works from Berlin Classics, 0301409BC.

WoO 212, Anglaise in D,, Hess 61 is played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01. That CD is available from Monument Records directly. It also was recorded on Raptus Records LP 3890185A, Beethoven Sketchbook Miscellany. The Anglaise in D is also found on Unknown Beethoven, volume 2, Berlin Classics 009132 BC. Although long out of print, you may be able to find the Berlin Classics set here. This set was also rereleased in 2019 as a 9-CD box. Carl Petersson also performs this Anglaise for piano on Military Beethoven Ronald Brautigam performs the Anglaise on CD 99 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD]. Aurélien Pontier performs the Anglaise in a 2019 recording on CD 32 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 213, 4 Bagatelles (c.1793) are performed by Sergio Gallo (1,2 and 4) and Carl Petersson (#3) on CD 17 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition. These four bagatelles are performed by Tobias Koch using period instruments on CD 99 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD]. Aurélian Pontier performs the quartet of bagatelles on CD 26 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 214, Hess 69, Allegretto in C minor, is played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01. This CD can be obtained directly from Monument Records. Hess 69 was recorded on Raptus Records LP 3890185A, Beethoven Sketchbook Miscellany. Olli Mustonen’s recording on RCA is available here. The indefatigable Jeno Jando includes a rendition on his Bagatelles & Dances vol. 2 from Naxos. Doomin Kim performs the Allegretto on CD 26 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 215, Hess 64, Three-part Fugue in C, is played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01. That CD is available from Monument Records directly. Doomin Kim performs this Fugue on CD 32 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 216, Two Bagatelles in C and E-flat, previously catalogued as Hess 73 and 74, respectively. These bagatelles are played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01. This CD can be obtained directly from Monument Records. The piece was also recorded on Raptus Records LP 3890185A, Beethoven Sketchbook Miscellany. These piece appear on Naxos 8.553795, Bagatelles and Dances, Volume 1. The Jando CD can be found here. They also appear on an Italian CD label called “RS” as #RS6367-45, but that recording runs them together with Hess 57 as “Bagatelles opus posthumous.” Ronald Brautigam performs these bagatelles on CD 99 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD]. Doomin Kim performs both bagatelles on CD 26 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 217 (Biamonti 66), Minuet in F appears on Dance Music for Piano, played by Steven Beck, Monument Records 02.03.01. The Beck performance is available directly from Monument Records. This Minuet is also recorded by Rudolf Buchbinder on Telefunken 6.35368 (six stereo LPs). Carl Petersson performs the Minuet for Naxos 8.573928 on Military Beethoven Ronald Brautigam performs this Minuet on CD 99 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD]. Aurélien Pontier performs this Minuet on CD 32 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works. The Minuet also appears on CD 1 of the Hänssler set of Complete Piano Works played by Martino Tirimo, cat. PH19032.

WoO 218, Minuet in C (1795), is performed by Jeno Jando, and appears on Naxos 8.553795, Bagatelles and Dances, Volume 1. Jando’s recording can be purchased here. The Minuet was also played by Anatol Karemacher, piano on Raptus Records 389.02.88 recorded 1988. The Minuet is performed by Lang Lang on CD 20 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD]. In the DG box at CD 99 it also appears on track 19, performed by Tobias Koch, but it is misidentified as Hess 59. Aurélien Pontier performs this Minuet on CD 32 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 219, Hess 68, Little German Waltz, appears on Dance Music for Piano, played by Steven Beck, Monument Records 02.03.01 This CD can be obtained directly from Monument Records. Carl Petersson performs the Waltz on Naxos 8.573928, Military Beethoven. The Waltz is performed by Tobias Koch on a period instrument on CD 99 of the DG BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition [123 CD]. Aurélien Pontier performs the waltz in a 2019 recording on CD 32 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 221, Hess 276, Herr Graf, ich komme zu fragen appears on CD 80 of the Warner Beethoven: The Complete Works.

WoO 222, Hess 275, Canon in A-flat (also catalogued as Hess 328), is played by Steven Beck on Beethoven: Cameos for Piano, Monument Records 03.04.01. This CD can be obtained directly from Monument Records. This piece also appears performed by Sergio Gallo on CD 34 of the Naxos Beethoven Complete Edition.

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