Braunschweig: im Musik-Comtoir, [ca. 1795].
Folio. Heavy marbled wrappers. 1f. (title), 1f. (recto subscriber's list, verso blank), 3-36 pp. Engraved throughout.
Text added in early manuscript. Accompaniment marked for organ or piano. Signature of musicologist and professor of German Wm. A. Little to upper margin of title.
Slightly worn and browned; most of spine and upper wrapper lacking.
First edition. RISM A/I/3 G 4682, GG 4682 (5 copies in Europe only).
"Grosheim is known for his correspondence with Beethoven on the relationship between the first movement of the ‘Moonlight’ Sonata and J.G. Seume’s poem Die Beterin. In 1816 or 1817 he urged Beethoven to adapt the movement as a setting of the poem. Beethoven’s reply is lost, but in a letter of 10 November 1819 Grosheim repeated his request, which later gave rise to speculation about the supposedly programmatic nature of the sonata.
His surviving published music, which hardly rises above the conventional, includes several collections of songs, church music, a setting of Schiller’s Hektors Abschied, and two of his three operas." Philip E.J. Robinson in Grove Music Online.
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