Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Sextet, Op. 81b, arranged, Quintuor pour deux Violons, deux Altos et Violoncelle, op. 81 Simrock: Bonn, . 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.