Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Sextet, Op. 81b, Arranged, Quintuor Pour Deux Violons, Deux Altos Et Violoncelle, Op. 81.

Simrock: Bonn, [1810]. Pl.n Plate 706. First Edition in this format. Folio. 6 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 3 pp. Outer leaf of first violin part detached, slight foxing on some parts, otherwise very good.
Complete set of five parts. Op. 81b was originally a sextet composed of a string quartet plus two horns. This arrangement was published simultaneously with the Simrock first edition of the original sextet. The title page is printed in black text on a red background in a stylized sunburst pattern.