Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, WoO 87 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Ludwig van Beethovens Werke, Serie 25: Supplement, Gesang-Musik, Nr.264
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1862-90. Plate B.264.
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Work Title Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II
Alternative. Title
Composer Beethoven, Ludwig van
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WoO 87
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1790
First Performance. 1884 November, Vienna
First Publication. 1888
Librettist Severin Anton Averdonk (1768-1817)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Soli (SB), chorus (SSATB), orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, strings


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According to Thayer, not performed or published until their rediscovery by Hanslick in the 1880s. First published in the above Beethoven edition