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Ludwig van Beethoven, Konzert für Violine und Orchester (D-Dur) op. 61, Fassung für Klavier, Überleitung zum Thema im dritten Satz, Autograph

Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Sammlung H. C. Bodmer, HCB Mh 22

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Cadenzas for the piano version of the violin concerto

Beethoven wrote these two short autograph transitions for the piano arrangement of his violin concerto: the transition from the second to the third movement, which he entitled "Eingang von dem Andante zum Rondo" ("lead-in from the andante into the rondo"), as well as the recapitulation to the rondo theme within the third movement, which he headed "Zweiter Eingang in's Thema vom Rondo" (Second lead-in to the theme of the rondo").
The piano version of Beethoven's only violin concerto is hardly ever performed today. We owe the arrangement to the piano virtuoso and publisher Muzio Clementi, who bought several works from Beethoven in April 1807 for exclusive publication in Britain. (J.R.)

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