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Beethoven: Serenade in D Major, Op. 25

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    1. Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
    2. Editor: Egon Voss
    3. Instrumentation: Violin, Viola, Flute
    4. ISMN: 979-020180370-8
    5. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    6. Pages: 29
    7. Urtext / Critical Edition

    What occasioned Beethoven to write a composition for such an unusual and yet sonorous group of instruments? Was it perhaps commissioned by a nobleman who played music with such a group and needed music? Whatever the reason behind it, Opus 25 is one of Beethoven's few chamber music works that did not have a bass instrument. Despite the unusual combination of instruments, Beethoven had no difficulty in finding a publisher for his serenade; shortly afterwards he even turned to the work again and revised an arrangement for flute and piano (Op. 41).