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    Ludwig van Beethoven's 1819 notes now on Sora press cream paper

    Beethoven's score is written on handmade unbleached paper, and the print edition was done on a representative woodfree uncoated paper Sora press cream, produced by the renowned Slovenian company Goričane, whose history dates back to the 18th century.

    The National and University Library keeps in its archives a rare document, the original manuscript of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony. This handwritten transcript complete with Beethoven's own notes was most likely given in person to the Philharmonic Society by the great composer in 1819 in appreciation of being elected an honorary member.