Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)
Rondeau en Sol pour le Piano-Forte [Op. 51, Nr. 2]
Mayence: Charles Zulehner. [ca. 1805].
Upright folio Disbound. 1f. (title), 1-9 pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 67. Ticket of the Rotterdam publisher L. Plattner overlayed on title printed Charles Zulehner publisher identification. A few small stains and stamps to title edges, else a very clean and crisp copy. Kinsky p. 120.
The second of two rondos for piano composed in 1797, the present work bears a dedication to Countess Henriette von Lichnowsky. Richer and on a larger scale than its earlier counterpart, the G major Rondo is full of tender affection. One of the first things to strike the listener is the greater exchange of material between the hands where the left hand frequently takes an active role.