Reconstruction of the lost Beethoven Oboe Concerto WoO 206
Based on sketches by Ludwig van Beethoven WoO 206
Cees has completed his reconstruction of the first and second movement of the lost Concerto for Oboe. The oboe concerto was a genre Beethoven rarely touched. Beethoven wrote the concerto in 1793 as an exercise when he was a student of Franz Josef Haydn. The only known copy of the score vanished from a Vienna publishing house in the 1840s. Its existence was confirmed only in 1935 when an exchange of letters was found between Haydn and Beethoven’s sponsor.
The second part, the Largo, was already reconstructed in 2003, but after years of further research, there appeared to be enough leads in the countless sketchbooks to also reconstruct the first movement! In the Largo Cees has also made a number of improvements, resulting in a great and balanced work of about 20 minutes!
The first movement of this work is still available as a world premiere. Are you interested in performing or recording the Beethoven Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra? Please contact us!
The score can be ordered here.
Title: Concerto in F major for Oboe and Orchestra – First and second movement, based on sketches by Ludwig van Beethoven WoO 206
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Reconstruction: Cees Nieuwenhuizen
Instrumentation: Oboe and Orchestra
Publication number: UM0099
Product format: Score