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Ludwig van Beethoven: An die Geliebte WoO 140
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Author: Ludwig van Beethoven
Scored for: Voice and guitar
Structure: Score (2)
Edited by: Gonzalo Noqué

Beethoven´s Lied “An die Geliebte” is the only guitar piece composed by Beethoven which could maybe be claimed as “original”. Composed in 1811, it was published much later, in 1826, with guitar o piano accompaniment. Beethoven revised the song in 1814, and subsequently a second version was published in 1814, just with piano accompaniment. Beethoven´s manuscript of the first version includes this remark in the upper right corner: “Den 2tn März, 1812 mir vom Author erbethen” ("Requested by me from the author on 2 March 1812”). The handwriting has been identified as Antonie Brentano´s, a fact that has led to think that the song was composed for her. Brentano was, among other things, a guitarist, and has been identified by Maynard Solomon as the “Immortal beloved”. Having in mind that she played the guitar and the fact that this song was probably composed for her, it is plausible to believe that a guitar accompaniment was intended or at least accepted by Beethoven, and that maybe Brentano made the guitar arrangement.

This edition is based on a copy of the 1826 edition, published by Gombart.

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Size: 21x29 cm.
Pages: 3; 2
ISMN: 979-0-801297-22-8
Catalog nr: EE1212
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