Romance for violin and orchestra no. 1 Op. 40 (Beethoven)

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The Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op. 40, was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, one of two such compositions, the other being Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50. It was written in 1802, four years after the second Romance, and was published 1803, two years before the publication of the second. Thus, this romance was designated as Beethoven's first.[1]

The Romance, Op. 40, is scored for violin solo and an orchestra of strings, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns and flute. The composition consists of a single movement marked Adagio cantabile.[1]


  1. ^ a b LA Philharmonic programme note, Romance no 1 in G Major, LA Philharmonic website, accessed 16 September 2020

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