Author Archives: Dominik Rahmer

Without words, but with a foreword – what’s new on Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise”

Looking at the topics of the by now more than … Continue reading

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‘Servant of two masters’ – when the editor is caught between two composers

The basic idea behind an Urtext edition is well known; … Continue reading

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A wrong ‘D’ goes out into the world – Rachmaninoff’s Prélude in c sharp minor under the magnifying glass

The last blog posting on 6 January has already let … Continue reading

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“Hark, Hark! The Joy Inspiring Horn” – Discoveries in Schumann’s Konzertstück, Opus 86

For pianists and string players, especially, the name Henle stands … Continue reading

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“Liebestod” revisited – yet more problems in Franz Liszt’s transcription of Wagner

Some time ago we had previously devoted a blog post … Continue reading

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Wagner, Liszt, and Isolde ‘slurred’– how well do composers proofread their own works?

The current Wagner year is also not going unnoticed at … Continue reading

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Brahms’s ‘Hungarian Dances’ – new finds in old sources

In 2011 the Brahms researcher Michael Struck made a striking … Continue reading

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Setting, version, arrangement – how far may Urtext go?

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‘Play it again’ – is a repeat sign missing in Brahms’ Paganini Variations?

Some time ago we received an interesting query from a … Continue reading

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Debussy: to finger or not to finger…? Why we are adding fingering in the “Études”

In summer 1915 in the solitude of Pourville, the small … Continue reading

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