Bonn, Beethoven-Archiv Digital Website

Many Beethoven MSS in this rich collection are listed on their website and are also catalogued in the long article by Hans Schmidt, “Die Beethovenhandschriften des Beethovenhauses in Bonn,” Beethoven-Jahrbuch, Jg. 1969/70 (Bonn: Beethovenhaus, 1971), pp. 1-443. Items in this listing are known under the acronym “SBH” with a number.  Some MSS in the collection have been acquired since 1970 and will be found on their website. The sketchbooks and sketch leaves are listed also in Hans Schmidt, “Verzeichnis der Skizzen Beethovens” Beethoven-Jahrbuch VI (1965/68) (Bonn, 1969(,1-128.

 

The principal Beethoven autograph MSS in Bonn are as follows:

SBH
526 Piano Sonata in C# Minor Op. 27 No. 2 (also published in facsimile)
527 Piano Sonata in D major Op. 28
528 Violin Sonata in C minor Op. 30 No. 2
529 Seven Bagatelles for piano Op. 33
530 Six Variations for piano in F Major Op. 34
531 Fifteen Variations and Fugue for Piano Op. 35
533 Romance in G Major for Violin and Orchestra Op. 40
534 Violin Sonata in A major (“Kreutzer”) Op. 47 (a 6-p. ‘pre-autograph”)
535 Song, “Gottes Macht…” from Gellert songs Op. 48 No. 5
536 Song, “Busslied,” from Gellert songs Op. 48 No. 6
537 Piano Sonata in C major, ‘”Waldstein,” Op. 53 (Published)
538-543 Cadenzas to Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
544 Quartet in C Major Op. 59 No. 3
545-547 Cadenza and other autograph material for Violin Concerto in Piano version
548 Overture “Coriolan” Op. 62
549 Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” Op. 68 (published)
550 Fidelio (Leonore)  March No. 7 Op. 72, first version
551-2 Other material from Leonore (2nd version)
551 Song “Neues Liebe neues Leben,” from Goethe songs Op. 75 No. 2
554 Fantasy for Piano Op. 77
555 Piano Sonata in F# Major Op. 78
556 Piano Sonata in G Major Op. 79
557 Choral Fantasy,  vocal parts score Op. 80
558 Ariette, “L’amante impatiente,” (Metastasio) Op. 82 No. 4
559 Mass in C Major,  Kyrie and Gloria Op. 86
560 Symphony No. 8 in F major, original ending of first movement Op. 93
561 Song cycle “An die ferne Geliebte” Op. 98 (published)
562 Song ‘Der Mann von Wort” Op. 99
563 Ten varied themes for Piano with Flute or Violin Op. 107 Nos. 6 and 7
564 Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, finale Op. 110 (fair copy of revised version of 1822)
565 Piano Sonata in C Minor,  First movement Op. 111
566 Bagatelles for piano Op. 119, Nos. 8 and 9
567 Variations on “Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu” for piano trio Op. 121a
569-70 Autographs of portions of the Ninth Symphony Op. 125
571 Six Bagatelles for piano Op. 126 (published)
572 Quartet in E-flat Major, Finale Op. 127
573 Fugue in B-flat Major Op. 134 (= Grosse Fuge Op. 133) 4-hand arr., last 17 mm.
574 Quartet in F major Op. 135 autograph parts
575 Quartet in F major Op. 135 aut. score of 1st mvt.
577 Musik zu einem Ritterballet WoO 1 piano reduction
578 Rondo for Wind Octet WoO 25
579 Piano Trio in one movement in B-flat Major WoO 39
580 Seven Variations on “Bei Männern…” from Magic Flute for Vcl and Piano WoO 46
581 Bagatelle in C minor for piano WoO 52
582 Cadenza for Mozart D Minor Piano Concerto, K. 466, 1st mvt. WoO 58,1
583 Sechs leichte Variationen fur Klavier oder Harfe ueber ein Schweizer Lied WoO 64
584 Waltz for Piano in E-flat major WoO 84
585 Waltz in D and Ecossaise in E-flat for piano WoO 85 and 86
587 Kriegerchor from “Leonore Prohaska” incidental music WoO 96
588 Song “An Laura” WoO 112
589 Song “Der Wachtelschlag” WoO 129
590 Song “Sehnsucht” (Goethe) WoO 134
591 Bolero for two voices, from Lieder verschiedene Voelker WoO 158 No.20
592-5 Canons WoO 161, 164, 174, 177
596 Schottisches Lied for voice and piano trio, 6 mm. Hess 155

Added since 1970:

NE Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in A major,  first mvt Op. 69 composing score (Published)
Diabelli Variations Op. 120 Autograph

(This list remains to be completed)