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[Op. 111] Sonate pour le Fiano-Forte composée et très respectueusement dediée à Son Altesse Jmpériale Monseigneur l'Archiduc Rodolphe d'Autriche & & Cardinal Prince Archevêque d'Olmütz &c. &c... Oeuvre 111
Vienne: Diabelli et Comp [PN] C. et. D. No. 1384. [after 1825]. Oblong folio. [1] (title), 2-23, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "1 f 30 X.C.M." Slight offsetting, bleeding, and foxing. . First Viennese edition, Titelauflage, incorporating corrections by the composer. Kinsky pp. 320-21. Hoboken 2, 462. Beethoven-Haus, Bonn, C 111/1. Beethoven wrote to the dedicatee, Archduke Rudolph, on July 1, 1923: "As Y[our] I[mperial] H[ighness] seemed to enjoy hearing the C minor sonata, I thought that I should not be too presumptuous if I gave you the surprise of dedicating it to Your Highness... The C minor sonata was engraved in Paris [for the first edition by Schlesinger], and very inaccurately; and as it was engraved again here, I made certain so far as possible that it would be correct." Anderson: The Letters of Beethoven, Vol. 3, p. 1054, letter no. 1203.
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