21. Beethoven's RETURN TO VIENNA (Summer, 1796)

"ADELAIDE." CANTATA FOR ONE VOICE WITH PIANO, OPUS 46 Title page with dedication to the poet Friedrich Matthisson Beethoven composed this cantata on a poem by Matthisson in 1796. It found the great acclaim of the public, which responded with greater enthusiasm to this work than it did to others of higher quality. First edition by Artaria in Vienna in 1797. ( Society of Friends of Music, Vienna)
FRIEDRICH VON MATTHISSON Engraving by W. Arndt after Tischbein Beethoven was strongly influenced by the works of this famous poet. He composed several of his lyrics. ( National Library, Vienna)
JOHANN WENZEL STICH, CALLED GIOVANNI PUNTO (1748-1803) Engraving by S.-C. Miger after Charles-Nicolas Cochin Punto, a composer above all noted as a horn player of renown settled in Vienna in 1799. He established contact with Beethoven and taught him the technique of his instrument. Beethoven within 48 hours composed the Sonata for Horn and Piano, opus 17, which he played together with Punto at a benefit for invalids of the war. ( National Library, Vienna)
SONATA FOR PIANO AND HORN, F MAJOR, OPUS 17 Title page with dedication to Baroness von Braun Composed for Punto in April, 1800, published by T. Mollo in Vienna in 1801, and also by the Comptoir d'Industrie in Leipzig, and at Gayl & Hedler in Frankfurt. ( van Hoboken, Ascona)