Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata, opus 47 arr. for string quintet
Instruments: two violins, viola and two cellos
Catalogue no.: Q2004-1
This is a wonderful string quintet (normal string quartet plus one cello) arrangement of Beethoven’s well known Kreutzer sonata for violin and piano. It has interesting and sometimes challenging parts for all players. The arranger is anonymous, and the work was originally published in 1832.
Parts of the work can be found in the Beethoven museum (Beethoven Haus) in Bonn, Germany, which has kindly given permission for this edition to be published. The publishers are grateful to Paul Barritt for introducing them to this work, and for editing it.