WoO 166: Kurz ist Der Schmerz, трехголосный канон

Время создания: март 1815 г.
Канон написан для композитора Луиса Шпора (Louis Spohr)
Автор текста: Фридрих Шиллер


Under the music Beethoven writes: 'May you be glad to think of me, dear Spohr, wherever you encounter true art and true artists, Of your friend, Beethoven'. It is dated Vienna, March 3rd, 1815. The words of this canon, for three voices, are : 'Brief, brief is all pain, endless, endless is rejoicing'. [Michael Hamburger, Beethoven Letters, Journals and Conversations, (Thames and Hudson, 1984) p.133.]