Wien: S.A. Steiner und Comp. [PN] 4603, [May 1824].
Folio. Piano: [i] (title), 2-19,  (blank) pp. Price: "f:2 C.M." Violin: 1-5, [i] (blank) pp. Violoncello: 1-5, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Small label with calligraphic titling to upper wrapper of piano part: "L. Van Beethoven. Adagio, Varationen [!Variationen] und Rondo pour Piano, Violon & Violoncelle. Op. 121;" labels in the same style to head of first pages of string parts: "Adagio, Variationen und Rondo von L.Van Beethoven" with penciled note: "Beethoven op. 121." Handstamp to first page of all parts: "Valerie Hanquet." Early calligraphic signature to inner lower wrapper, upside down: "D. F. Crommelin."
Marbled wrappers of piano part with red tape reinforcement to spine; spines of string parts reinforced with marbled paper. Slightly worn and soiled.
A very good copy overall.
Kinsky p. 353. Hoboken 2, 487 (now in the Beethoven-Haus, C121A/6). Hirsch IV, 388. Beethoven-Haus (2 copies). Beethoven Center, San José (1 copy).
The variations are based on the song "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu" (I am tailor Cockatoo) from Wenzel Müller's singspiel "Die Schwestern von Prag" (The sisters from Prague), 1794. Beethoven composed them many years earlier. The exact date is unknown.
Price: $2,800.00 other currencies