Hess 331: Менуэт B-Dur

Заголовок: Menuett
Время создания: 1799 г.

This melodic line is for unknown instrumentation, and appears in the 1846 "Beethoven-Album." It is from page 61 of the sketchbook Grasnick 2, located in the Berlin Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz. This notebook includes sketches for the six string quartets, op. 18. Since this is roughly contemporaneous with other sets of dances for piano, orchestra or string trio, this minuet may be a sketch for a minuet which would be part of one of these sets. Upon examination of the sketchbook, we found that the sketch appears to continue beyond the point published in the Beethoven-Album.