This work (Op. 59, No. 2) is one of the Razumovsky Quartets originally published in 1806. The second movement of the quartet gives us a hint of what is to come in the Op. 132 quartet with its hymn-like quality, while the third movement includes a "Theme Russe" also used by Mussorgsky in Boris Gudunov. This theme is thought to have been given to Beethoven by Razumovsky to use in the quartet. Beethoven did so with humorous results. This edition is a pocket score of the quartet, designed for easy use in rehearsals and transport in your case, or for studying of the work.
Arriving on the shore of Lake Michigan for summer vacation, the Graham Quartet senses that something is not quite right. When a slip of the tongue causes an unexpected reaction, Elsa, Matt, Selena and Tim jump into a mystery. But what is the connection between a cryptic note, a yellow door, and a boat called the Day Maid? When their friend, Lieutenant Ashwood, disappears, the Quartet feels the pressure of time and must turn to another source for help. Will the four siblings get enough information to unravel the mystery before the suspects vanish completely?
Beethoven's Opus 59, Number 2 is the first of three quartets written for a commission by Prince Andreas Razumovsky, who was Russian Ambassador to Vienna at the time. The work comes just six years after the last of Beethoven's early quartets, yet shows a significant difference in style - and in length, with performance times of over 40 minutes common for the quartet. This edition is a Pocket Score, designed for ease of use in rehearsals or in studying the work. Its compact size allows for easy transport in your case.