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String Quartet A minor Op. 132

By Ludwig van Beethoven

Chamber Ensemble String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Emil Platen. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Vl I Part = 22 * Vl II Part = 15 * Va Part = 15 * Vc Part = 15. Classical. Softcover. 70 pages. G. Henle #HN743. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480743).

Item Number: HL.51480743

ISBN 9790201807430. 9.25x12.25 inches.

Attention, string quartet players: the long wait is over! Henle launches its series of late Beethoven quartets with op. 131 in c sharp minor and op. 132 in a minor, using the definitive urtext from the Beethoven Gesamtausgabe. It need hardly be added that great care was taken to find sensible page turns. The quartets will also appear simultaneously in miniature scores with exactly the same text and commentary. The editor, Emil Platen, has given each volume detailed critical comments consisting of a preface, explanatory footnotes, and an impressive section of editorial remarks. All of Beethoven's late string quartets are scheduled for subsequent publication in the Gesamtausgabe. Franz Beyer, the authority on string quartets, with regard to this new issue: “The most significant edition over the last twenty years worldwide!&rdquo.

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  • May 13, 2013 Great Edition!

    Late Beethoven string quartets are incredibly difficult musically. The third movement contains the beautiful chorale that he wrote after recovering a serious illness.The Henle editions are very clean, wonderful page turns. I love that you can trust them to be accurate to the composer's intentions for phrasing and...

    musical interpretation.

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