Portrait of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827),
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Composer on 'lost' Beethoven work

A "lost" Beethoven movement is to be performed for the first time in more than 200 years, after being pieced together from early drafts.

Beethoven wrote the slow movement for his string quartet Opus 18 Number Two in 1799 before discarding it and composing another version a year later.

Professor Barry Cooper of Manchester University, who has reconstructed the piece, says he discovered all 74 bars of the movement.

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