Beethoven, Ludwig van
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- Beethoven, Ludwig van
- Odi l’aura, Duet for Soprano & Tenore, with an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte, op.82, no.5, London: Clementi, Bangor, Collard, Davis, & Collard, 
FIRST (LONDON) EDITION, 6 pages, folio, (c.33 x 24cm), engraved music, "No.5" at the foot of each page, 2-page catalogue advertisement by Muzio Clementi, "A collection of Periodical Italian Songs, Duets &c." (including this duet), undated laid paper, disbound, some foxing
Tyson, The Authentic Editions of Beethoven (1963), pp.84-86 (also in Dorfmüller, p. 199); Kinsky/Halm (2014), p.516
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RARE. This edition resulted from an agreement between Beethoven and Muzio Clementi; all such so-called authentic English editions are rare and desirable. This edition was recorded at Stationers Hall on 1 February 1811, although the songs were issued separately without a general title page. The copies in London (BL. h.376.23.) and Oxford do not have the "No.5", whereas that in Hamburg does. Tyson does not distinguish between the issues, and there is no watermark date on any of them. Breitkopf & Härtel’s edition, Vier Arietten und ein Duett op.82, was finally issued only in July 1811.