Serenade for Violin, Viola and Cello (Beethoven)
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The composition is in six movements
- Marcia: Allegro (4/4) – Adagio (3/4)
- Menuetto: Allegretto (3/4)
- Adagio - Scherzo: Allegro molto - Adagio - Allegro molto - Adagio, in D minor (2/4)
- Allegretto alla polacca, in F major (3/4)
- Andante quasi allegretto (2/4) - Variation 1 - Variation 2 - Variation 3 - Variation 4 (2/4) - Allegro (6/8) - Tempo I (2/4)
- Marcia: Allegro (4/4)
A typical performance takes around 26–30 minutes.
In 1803, Franz Xaver Heinz Klein arranged this piece for viola and piano. It was published as the Notturno for Viola and Piano in D major, Op. 42, with Beethoven incorrectly credited as its author (although he did make corrections to Franz' work).
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