String Quintet, Op. 29 (Beethoven)

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The String Quintet in C major, Op. 29 by Ludwig van Beethoven was composed in 1801.[1] This work is a "viola quintet" in that it is scored for string quartet and an extra viola (two violins, two violas, and cello). As the String Quintet, Op. 4 is an extensively reworked arrangement of the earlier Octet for Winds, Op. 103, the Op. 104 quintet is an arrangement of an earlier piano trio, and the later fugue is a fragmentary work, String Quintet, Op. 29 is Beethoven's only full-scale, original composition in the string quintet genre.


  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio molto espressivo
  3. Scherzo. Allegro
  4. Presto


  1. ^ By October, and published by Breitkopf in 1802; see

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