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BOX 3 Annotated Material
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sonatas, for piano solo. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.
Unbound printed edition containing extensive performance indications regarding technique (i.e. fingerings, metronome markings) and expression, as well as additional manuscript and text indication in margins throughout, in Schnabel’s hand; in pencil, blue pencil and red ink. Evidently used by Schnabel in the preparation of his edition of Beethoven’s solo piano sonatas.
Contains the following works: Sonata no. 13, op. 27, no. 1 [plate no. A.A.99.] (numbered pages 1-14); Sonata no. 14, op. 27, no. 2 [plate no. A.A.100.] (numbered pages 15-26; one measure of holograph manuscript attached to page 19); Sonata no. 15, op. 28 [plate no. A.A.101.] (numbered pages 27-44); Sonata no. 17, op. 31, no. 2 [plate no. A.A.103.] (numbered pages 69-88); Sonata no. 18, op. 31, no. 3 [plate no. A.A.104.] (numbered pages 89-108); Sonata no. 19, op. 49, no. 1 [plate no. A.A.105.] (numbered pages 109-116); Sonata no. 20, op. 49, no. 2 [plate no. A.A.106.] (numbered pages 117-124).
BOX-FOLDER 3/10 Performance notes related to Schnabel’s Beethoven Sonata edition (above, laid in Box 3/Folder 4), and laid in with the above
104 pages of performance notes in Schnabel’s hand, in pencil and red ink; all are written on sheets of manuscript paper of various sizes, and contain text as well as musical examples.
BOX-FOLDER 3/11 Original cardboard folder in which the above material (Box 3/Folders 5 and 6) was contained
Labeled “Beethoven Sonata / Edition / Manuscript.”

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