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Beethoven Anh. 2 Quartets

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:37 pm
by Graham1973
I'd love to see the scores for these six string quartets made available in pdf form someday.

Either under this catalog number or under their alternate identity, Mozarts Anh 291a Quartets. While the author is known they have been described as the work of skilled imitator.

As far as I know these have never been performed or recorded. Appearing here might just inspire someone to give them a try.


KV.Anh C20.05 (Anh 291a) Six Quartets

for the little information about them I've been able to find about them online.

Re: Beethoven Anh. 2 Quartets

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:10 pm
by Graham1973
Thought I'd bump this request and add some more details on what is being asked for.

Anh 291a, Six Quartets for 2 violins, viola and cello (Anon. Attrib. W.A. Mozart & L. Van Beethoven).

1. Quartet in C Major
Allegro maestoso (C Major)
Adagio (F Major)
Rondo. Allegro (C Major)

2. Quartet in G major
Allegro (G Major)
Adagio (G Minor)
Rondo. Allegro assai (G Major)

3. Quartet in E flat major
Allegro (E flat major)
Romance. Larghetto (C Major)
Rondo. Presto (E flat major)

4. Quartet in F Major
Largo. Fantasia (F Minor) / Allegro (F Major)
Menuetto. Moderato (F Major)
Rondo. Prestino (F Major)

5. Quartet in D major
Allegro (D Major)
Adagio (A Major)
Rondo. Allegro molto (D Major)

6. Quartet in B flat major
Allegro moderato (B flat major)
Andante with 5 variations (B flat major)

Supposedly the parts were published in the 1950s...

Re: Beethoven Anh. 2 Quartets

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:46 pm
by daphnis
Is there any way you could post any publication information, if known? That may help people track them down.

Re: Beethoven Anh. 2 Quartets

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:26 am
by Graham1973
Found the publication details again, they are below.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Six String Quartets
General information about the work:
Title: Six String Quartets
Cast: 2 violins, viola and cello
Publisher: Mainz: B. Schott 's Sons, 1951
New York: Associated Music Publishers, 1951
Opus: KV 3 Anh. KV 3 app 291a: Six Quartets
KV 6 C.20.05: Six Quartets

(Notes: The quartets have been attributed to both Beethoven & Mozart).

Re: Beethoven Anh. 2 Quartets

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:40 am
by daphnis
Ok, I believe I did find this score (parts only, no score?), and the problem we'll likely encounter is that these were first published, with editor Kurt Heinemann, in 1951, which means they would at least fall under our temporary block policy because they'll be under copyright in the US.

EDIT: Also in the record for this item is the following note:

Composed by Johann Mederitsch (Gallus) not by Mozart. Cf. Aigner, Theodor. in Current musicology (v. 20, p. 86) and Köchel, 7th ed. Anhang C 20.06. Although this ed. is cited under C 20.05 (K. Anh. 291a), the incipits do not match the thematic material published here. Heyer's assertion that these 6 quartets are K. 291a is also in error.

Re: Beethoven Anh. 2 Quartets

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:50 am
by docpea
I am pleased to say that all 6 quartets can now be heard on and downloaded from performed by Armando Orolandi.

Re: Beethoven Anh. 2 Quartets

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:09 am
by docpea
Further to my earlier osting, the quartets were actually performed by the Arconauti String Quartet but were forwarded to by Armando Orlandi with the Arconauti Quartet's permission.