Of the Quintett there are two movements entirely finished, and it was intended for Diabelli.
Diabelli received the proposition with delight and offered 80 ducats, requiring not more than six or seven variations.
By Czerny Chopin was introduced to Diabelli, who invited him to an evening party of musicians.
Sonnleithner, on the authority of Diabelli, says it was completed by Czerny, who also filled out the accompaniment.
About Diabelli then—do you want to leave the matter to me or consider the publication by yourself?
The first was offered for publication to Steiner and, with other pieces, to Diabelli.
Artario & Co., Diabelli and Leidersdorf, were music publishers.
It had been sold to Diabelli, who finally refused to return it again, as the engraver's work in each case was thrown away.
It was while in that city that his first composition, a variation on a waltz of Diabelli, appeared.
It was first published as late as 1837 by Diabelli along with the song, Turteltaube, du klagest, which was composed much later.