This new edition of Beethoven’s song "Adelaïde" with its accompaniment arranged for guitar by Napoléon Coste is designed to go with the new Tecla edition of Coste’s arrangements of Schubert songs (TECLA 391/2), for the sake of completeness. It is taken by kind permission from manuscripts in the Rischel and Birket-Smith Collection of the Royal Library, Copenhagen, Rischel Mss 4 and 9.
The original title in Ms 9 is: "Adelaide de L. van Beethoven arrangée pr Violon ou Alto ou chant et Guitare pr N. Coste", and parts are provided in these manuscripts for violin or viola and for guitar, so that evidently Coste’s intention was that this arrangement could be either for voice and guitar, or else for violin or viola and guitar without the voice. The text underlaid in the ms is in Italian, and the original German text has been newly underlaid for this edition.
The engraving of this new edition is by Alexander V. Trukhin.
Tecla also publishes the charming small biography Napoléon Coste Compositeur / Composer and a separate edition of Coste's La Source du Lyson, op. 47, for solo guitar.
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