G. Henle Verlag


Beethoven: Écossaises, WoO 83 and WoO 86

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  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Editor: Robert Forster
  • Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • ISMN: 9790201804705
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 8
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


In his many Écossaises for piano, Ludwig van Beethoven proves that he could write vivacious dance music. The "ecossaise", originally a Scottish country dance, was very popular in a more developed form in early 19th century salons. As a stylised dance it principally appeared in the piano repertoire of Franz Schubert and Frédéric Chopin as well as Beethoven. G. Henle Publishers here present a carefully revised Urtext edition of the six Écossaises WoO 83 and the Écossaise WoO 86 in E-flat Major. These stylised, animated contredanses delight through their miniature structure and their variously fashioned bipartite form. They are of moderate difficulty.