The Grosse Fuge (German spelling: Große Fuge, also known in English as the Great Fugue or Grand Fugue), Op. Addeddate 2012-08-17 23:25:21 External-identifier urn:imslp_record_id:R3Jvw59lIEZ1Z2UsIE9wLjEzMyAoQmVldGhvdmVuLCBMdWR3aWcgdmFuKQ== … At the urging of his publisher, Beethoven wrote a more conventional finale so quartets nowadays have a choice. 133, is a single-movement composition for string quartet by Ludwig van Beethoven.An immense double fugue, it was universally condemned by contemporary music critics.A reviewer writing for the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung in 1826 described the fugue as "incomprehensible, like … 6 Warren Kirkendale, "The 'Great Fugue' Op. Clarinet Concerto No.1 in F minor, Op.73 (Weber, Carl Maria von) Cockaigne Overture, Op.40 (Elgar, Edward) Comus (Arne, Thomas Augustine) Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op.102 (Brahms, Johannes) Concerto gregoriano (Respighi, Ottorino) Concertpiece for 4 Horns and Orchestra, Op.86 (Schumann, Robert) Coriolan, Op.62 (Beethoven, Ludwig van) The number traditionally assigned to it is based on the order of its publication; it is actually Beethoven's 14th quartet in order of composition. 7 There is a third, relatively less important, school of thought, which, failing to appreciate the vitality of the aforementioned critical dichotomy, offers a middle-of-the-road view of Beethoven as part Classic and part Romantic. Beethoven: Große Fuge (Great Fuge), op 133 Picking up from yesterday, the original last movement of the B flat quartet, op 130, was the Great Fugue. The String Quartet No. 13 in B ♭ major, Op. The Große Fuge was re-labeled op 133 and may be played as a separate movement. 133: Beethoven's 'Art of the Fugue'," Acta Musicologica 35 (1963):14-24. 130, by Ludwig van Beethoven was completed (in its final form) in November 1826.