Manuscript Score for the Fifth Symphony


ABSms9. This 66-page score, in the hand of at least two different copyists, originated from the lending library of the publisher Breitkopf & Härtel. The source was likely the first edition of the orchestral parts that Breitkopf & Härtel issued in 1808. In 1994, Ira Brilliant and Max Bloom acquired this manuscript for the Beethoven Center from Rhonda Bachmann. Her husband obtained it from Albert Ganz, grandson of the composer and conductor, Adolf Ganz (1795-1869). M1C0001.