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Beethoven: String Quintet No. 2 - I Allegro

L. van Beethoven
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
5 minutes
Classical music
String quintet
Instrumental parts
Not available

This piece was previously entered as A Second Suite for Strings with string bass. In the quintet version Cello II is substituted.Originally Beethoven's piano sonata opus 14 #2, it is somewhat simpler in conception than Quintet No.1 derived from opus 26, and easier to perform. The melody lines have been distributed to all voices, and the atmosphere of the whole is joyous, if not playful.

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