Presentation on theme: "The Sketches of the Ninth. Sketching B. to Archduke Rudolph, 1823 at the piano you should jot down your ideas in the form of sketches. For this purpose."— Presentation transcript:
Sketching B. to Archduke Rudolph, 1823 at the piano you should jot down your ideas in the form of sketches. For this purpose you should have a small table beside the piano… You should also compose without a piano… This will certainly not give Your Highness a headache; nay, rather, it will afford you real enjoyment when you thus find yourself in the very swim of artistic production.
The Sketchbooks B. used and kept sketchbooks (desk) since 1798, pocket used since 1815 B. died 26 March 1827, non-musical belongings auctioned 5 May, musical Nachlass auctioned 5 Nov. Artaria was mainly responsible for the cataloguing and appraisal, and bought 60% of the material (!). In between, uncountable items were took away (esp. Schindler!).
Musical Nachlass Auction 5 Nov. 1827 material in great disarray under legal quarantine until Aug. 16 apartment must be vacated before Sept. 29 no published catalogue, just one advertisment local affair, low price (insider trade!)
Artaria Art and Music shop in Vienna founded 1765 in Mainz, Vienna 1770–1932 Domenico A. led 1793–1833
Artaria printed Haydn since 1780 Mozart since 1781 Beethoven since 1793 acquired over 60% of B. musical Nachlass (to be resold later)
Gustav Nottebohm (1817–82) studied at the Leipzig Conservatory under Mendelssohn, Schumann and Hauptmann, and in Vienna under Sechter 1858 Board member of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde befriended Brahms Pioneer of the Beethoven Sketch Research
Problems: Boldrini (now lost) undiplomatic: whose u.s.w.? Artaria 201, p. 111 finale: well fugued?
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Transition from act 1 to act 2 (deceptive cadence)
. Freude schöne Götterfunken Tochter aus Elysium =de 100. recht fugirt Die Sinfonie aus 4 Stücken darin das 2te Stück im 2/4 Takt wie in d... die... könnte in 6/8tel dur sein u. das 4te Stück Vi=100
Literature Nottebohm: Two Beethoven Sketchbooks: A Description with Musical Extracts (Leipzig, 1865, 1880; London 1979). D. Johnson, A. Tyson and R. Winter: The Beethoven Sketchbooks: History, Reconstruction, Inventory (Oxford 1985).