New Beethoven work is premiered

How fascinating that a work  composed by Beethoven has been reconstructed and was performed last month, quite possibly for the first time ever, by the Quatuor Danel String Quartet at Manchester University. Sketches from the slow movement of a string quartet were apparently discarded by the composer and have been reconstructed by university professor, Barry Cooper.

The String Quartet in G, Opus 18 Number 2 (composed in 1799), of which the surviving extract consisted of just 74 bars, has been reworked and is believed to be as close as possible to the original.


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