A copy as exact as the original: Beethoven's composition with corrections in light and dark colors, pencil, and red chalk

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61

Vienna (Austria) — 1806

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61

Vienna (Austria) — 1806

  1. One of the most important pieces of music has survived to the present thanks to a "last-minute" copy

  2. It was so precisely copied that it looks as though Beethoven (1770-1827) just added the finishing touches

  3. Beethoven’s various writing materials (inks, pencil, red chalk) are reproduced in impressive quality

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violinkonzert (Luxury Edition)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61

Page with Corrections

Beethoven was famous for laboring over his compositions, working and reworking every note until he was able to realize his artistic vision. As such, his original manuscripts can be difficult to read because of how much has been crossed out and replaced, resembling more the scribblings of a madman than the painstaking labor of a genius. Here we see notes scribbled out in black ink and various marks in red pencil used by Beethoven to help make sense of his own work.

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61

Alternative Titles:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Violinkonzert
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
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Short Description

The text of one of the most important pieces of classical music has endured to the present thanks to a "last-minute" copy that was made. Although the original of Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 has been damaged beyond recognition by harmful environmental effects, it was "pre-preserved for posterity" thanks to some lucky foresight. All of Beethoven's original notes and edits are precisely reproduced so that it looks as though the musical genius just put the finishing touches on another inspired creation.

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61

Before the harmful effects of various environmental influences claimed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, a “last-minute” reproduction was made of this manuscript, which has worldwide significance. As a result, the work now exists “pre-served” for posterity, and with an excellence of quality that remains unequalled: Beethoven’s various – and meanwhile in parts already faded to illegibility – writing materials (light and dark inks, lead pencil and red chalk, together with his extraordinarily chaotic corrections) are reproduced in extremely impressive quality – just as if the master had only just raised his hand from the paper. Only this facsimile guarantees experts a full understanding of the original history of this violin concerto without exposing the damaged original manuscript to wear.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violinkonzert
Size / Format
260 pages / 23.5 x 33.3 cm
Date
1806
Genre
Artist / School
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violinkonzert (Luxury Edition)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61

Opening Page

Labelled “Op. 61” in black ink at the top, this page not only shows musical notation on five-line staves but also various marginal notes from the hand of Beethoven, all of which was written in brown pencil. The year of its composition, 1806, is underlined in the upper-right corner of the page and Beethoven listed the instruments necessary for performing his concerto in the left margin.

Although one of him most popular compositions today, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 did not enjoy any initial success and languished in obscurity for almost forty years before being revived after Beethoven’s death for an 1844 performance by then-12-year-old violinist Joseph Joachim who was directed by Felix Mendelssohn.

2 available facsimile edition(s) of „Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61“

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violinkonzert (Luxury Edition)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D-Dur, op. 61 – Mus. Hs. 17.538 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Violinkonzert (Luxury Edition)

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 1979
Limited Edition
250 copies
Binding
Leather binding with gold embossing.
Commentary
1 volume by F. Grasberger and W. Schneiderhan.
Language: German

Edited and commented by F. Grasberger. With a preface by W. Schneiderhan
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Violinkonzert (Normal Edition)

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 1979
Limited Edition
1,000 copies
Binding
Half-leather binding (copy of the first original binding).
Commentary
1 volume (260 pages) by F. Grasberger and W. Schneiderhan.
Language: German

Edited and commented by F. Grasberger. With a preface by W. Schneiderhan
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