Beethoven's "Eroica" Sketchbook

Beethoven's "Eroica" Sketchbook : A Critical Edition

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Among Beethoven's many surviving sketchbooks, one of the most famous is the "Eroica" Sketchbook, containing all the known sketches for the "Eroica" Symphony, the "Waldstein" Sonata, and other works of 1803-04. These include his first sketches for the opera Leonore (later entitled Fidelio), as well as the unfinished opera Vestas Feuer, the oratorio Christus am Oelberge, the Triple Concerto, songs, keyboard compositions, and early sketches that later bore fruit in the Fourth Piano Concerto and the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies. It also contains ideas for works that were never completed. This edition makes available both a complete facsimile and transcription of the sketchbook for the first time, along with a detailed commentary on the origins, contents, and significance of this vitally important more

Product details

  • Loose-leaf | 528 pages
  • 256 x 338 x 42mm | 3,119.95g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Critical
  • Edition, 2 Volume Set ed.
  • 182 color photographs, 6 black & white photographs, 13 line drawings, 219 music
  • 025203743X
  • 9780252037436
  • 945,467

Review quote

"A very impressive scholarly edition of the most famous and important of Beethoven's sketchbooks, long treasured for their illumination of Beethoven's works."--Joseph Kerman, author of Opera and the Morbidity of Musicshow more

About Lewis Lockwood

Lewis Lockwood is the Fanny Peabody Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and the author of Beethoven: The Music and the Life as well as other books on Beethoven. Alan Gosman is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of Michigan. A volume in the Beethoven Sketchbook Series, edited by William Kindermanshow more