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Quartets op. 18 were published c.1895 (plate 8157). All later quartets were published c.1901; quartets opp. 59, 74, and 95 with plate 8841, and the quartets from op. 127 onwards with plate 8868. 

String quartets ed. Joachim and Moser (Peters): the quartets from op. 127 onwards are available here with the cello part edited by Hugo Dechert (1860-1923), whose name appears on the first page of music, not the title page. Peters appear later to have reissued this edition with the same plates and plate numbers, but with a cello part edited by Hans Münch-Holland (1899-1963). It is not yet clear whether Dechert edited the earlier quartet cello parts. The Joachim/Moser edition was first published with both names on the title page, and with Joachim's given slightly greater prominence. At an as yet uncertain date after 1933 the edition appeared with only Moser’s name on the title page. This probably reflects Nazi attempts to make the Jewish Joachim a 'non person'.  Joachim's bust was removed from the Hochschule during that period and his name was expunged from the record as far as was feasible. The designation 'Neu revidierte Ausgabe' on these reissues does not seem to reflect changes in the text except in the case of the re-edited cello parts. Copies of the 'sanitised' Moser only version continued to be marketed long after the Second World War, however, as may be seen from the title pages of op. 18 on this website, which is from a copy bought new in the mid-1960s, and the middle quartets; the title page of the late quartets, which precedes the Nazi purge, contains both names. 

C. B. 

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
Work String Quartets (complete editions)
Title Quartette
Publisher Peters
City Leipzig
Date 1895 [Source: plate number comparison]
Publication Number
Instrumentation String Quartet – 2 Violins · 1 Viola · 1 Cello
Partly Recomposed No

Parts

Part Plate No. Medium Annotations Musical Text(s)
Title page 8157 (reissue) Moser Printed
Title page 8841 (reissue) Moser Printed
Title page 8868 (reissue) Moser Printed
Title page 8868 Joachim & Moser Printed
Vl 1 8157 (op. 18 no. 1) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8157 (op. 18 no. 2) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8157 (op. 18 no. 3) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8157 (op. 18 no. 4) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8157 (op. 18 no. 5) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8157 (op. 18 no. 6) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8841 (op. 59 no. 1) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8841 (op. 59 no. 2) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8841 (op. 59 no. 3) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8841 (op. 74) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8841 (op. 95) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8868 (op. 127) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8868 (op. 130) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8868 (op. 131) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8868 (op. 132) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8868 (op. 133) Printed Printed
Vl 1 8868 (op. 135) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8157 (op. 18 no. 1) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8157 (op. 18 no. 2) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8157 (op. 18 no. 3) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8157 (op. 18 no. 4) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8157 (op. 18 no. 5) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8157 (op. 18 no. 6) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8841 (op. 59 no. 1) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8841 (op. 59 no. 2) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8841 (op. 59 no. 3) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8841 (op. 74) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8841 (op. 95) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8868 (op. 127) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8868 (op. 130) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8868 (op. 131) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8868 (op. 132) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8868 (op. 133) Printed Printed
Vl 2 8868 (op. 135) Printed Printed
Vla 8157 op. 18 no. 1 Printed Printed
Vla 8157 op. 18 no. 2 Printed Printed
Vla 8157 op. 18 no. 3 Printed Printed
Vla 8157 op. 18 no. 4 Printed Printed
Vla 8157 op. 18 no. 5 Printed Printed
Vla 8157 op. 18 no. 6 Printed Printed
Vla 8841 op. 59 no. 1 Printed Printed
Vla 8841 op. 59 no. 2 Printed Printed
Vla 8841 op. 59 no. 3 Printed Printed
Vla 8841 op. 74 Printed Printed
Vla 8841 op. 95 Printed Printed
Vla 8868 op. 127 Printed Printed
Vla 8868 op. 130 Printed Printed
Vla 8868 op. 131 Printed Printed
Vla 8868 op. 132 Printed Printed
Vla 8868 op. 133, Grosse Fuge Printed Printed
Vlc 8157 op. 18 no. 1 Printed Printed
Vlc 8157 op. 18 no. 2 Printed Printed
Vlc 8157 op. 18 no. 3 Printed Printed
Vlc 8157 op. 18 no. 4 Printed Printed
Vlc 8157 op. 18 no. 5 Printed Printed
Vlc 8157 op. 18 no. 6 Printed Printed
Vlc 8841 op. 59 no. 1 Printed Printed
Vlc 8841 op. 59 no. 2 Printed Printed
Vlc 8841 op. 59 no. 3 Printed Printed
Vlc 8841 op. 74 Printed Printed
Vlc 8841 op. 95 Printed Printed
Vlc 8868 op. 127 Printed Printed
Vlc 8868 op. 130 Printed Printed
Vlc 8868 op. 131 Printed Printed
Vlc 8868 op. 132 Printed Printed
Vlc 8868 op. 133, Grosse Fuge Printed Printed
Vlc 8868 op. 135 Printed Printed
Vlc 8868 op. 135 Printed Printed