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Grützmacher edited these sonatas twice, first c.1868 (plate no 4901) and later c.1894 (plate no. 7984). The later edition retains almost all of Grützmacher's fingerings, but alters many bowings and phrasings, and removes many of his dynamic and other expressive markings, especially his messa di voce hairpins. Indeed, it may even be the work of another cellist published under Grützmacher's name. The later edition is extremely close to the Gesamtausgabe text first published by Breitkopf & Härtel in 1864. Carl Hüllweck's equally conservative edition had been published by Breitkopf only a few years earlier, and Peters may have decided to offer something similar. However, it is also possible that Grützmacher's practice in later years was influenced by the more stringent editorial practices of the later 19th century, and the growing canonic status of the Beethoven sonatas in the 1890s. 

[G.K.; annotations G.K.]

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
Work Cello Sonatas (complete editions)
Title Sonates
Publisher Peters
City Leipzig
Date 1868 ±2 years [Source: plate number comparison]
Publication Number
Instrumentation Cello and Piano – 1 Cello · 1 Others (Piano)
Partly Recomposed No

Parts

Part Plate No. Medium Annotations Musical Text(s)
Cello 4901 (op. 5 no. 1) Printed Printed
Cello 4901 (op. 5 no. 2) Printed Printed
Cello 4901 (op. 69) Printed Printed
Cello 4901 (op. 102 no. 1) Printed Printed
Cello 4901 (op. 102 no. 2) Printed Printed
Cello 7984 (op. 5 no. 1) Printed Printed
Cello 7984 (op. 5 no. 2) Printed Printed
Cello 7984 (op. 69) Printed Printed
Cello 7984 (op. 102 no. 1) Printed Printed
Cello 7984 (op. 102 no. 2) Printed Printed
Title page 4901 Printed
Title page 7984 Printed