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The Serenade op. 41 is based on Beethoven’s Opus 25 for flute, violin and viola. Although the version for piano and flute (or violin) did not originate from the composer – but was probably undertaken by the composer Franz Xaver Kleinheinz –, Beethoven did, however, “look through it and substantially improve some passages”, as he assured his publishers Hoffmeister & Kühnel in September 1803. With the accolade “revue par l’Auteur”, the arrangement was soon widely disseminated. We are publishing a revised edition of this charming serenade, incorporating the latest scholarly Beethoven research. It contains new, extensive texts concerning the genesis and source situation.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).