Flute Duo, WoO26 [Playing score]
- Staff Pick
“A great flute duet!”
It's great to have an original duet by Beethoven in the repertoire and it's fun to play. The opening Allegro captures a happy G major feel, and the familiar Minuet and Trio makes an elegant contrast. A wonderful introduction to Beethoven who is at his sunniest here!
From the Publisher
There are still little, unknown gems to be found by even the greatest and most famous names in music history. This charming, short duo in two movements will delight flautists: Neither flute part is technically very demanding and it is therefore well-suited as easy teaching material. The dedication “for friend Degenharth” (a lawyer amongst Beethoven’s close circle of friends) leaves open whether it was commissioned or a gift. The work was not published during Beethoven’s lifetime, but the autograph has survived. Our edition follows the musical text in the Beethoven Complete Edition and offers Urtext in customary Henle quality.
Performance duration (approx): 7'00
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Allegro con brio
- Minuetto quasi Allegretto and Trio