Author Archives: Norbert Gertsch

The new Catalogue of Works of Ludwig van Beethoven

On 1 November 2014 G. Henle Verlag is publishing a … Continue reading

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Corelli, La Folia and Rachmaninoff’s Variations, Op. 42

In May and June 1931 Sergei Rachmaninoff composed his famous … Continue reading

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Ossia and Da Capo – Confusion in Schumann’s Papillons, Op. 2

Sometimes a conundrum can’t be solved, even when the source … Continue reading

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Climax, more or less – e flat or e in Islamey?

Mily Balakirev’s showpiece Islamey, already certified, so to speak, as … Continue reading

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‘Come sopra’ – clearly ambiguous!

The autograph of Beethoven’s piano sonata, Op. 90, is part … Continue reading

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Gong, tamtam or cymbal crash? – Gershwin’s ‘Concerto in F’ as work in progress

You know George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto and the famous place … Continue reading

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Too much access! – Isaac Albéniz revises his Iberia cycle

Editors of sheet music are not alone in suffering from … Continue reading

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Hit and miss? – A purportedly wrong note in Beethoven’s Sonata op. 14 no. 2

For almost ten years now I’ve been working with Murray … Continue reading

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How to drive the devil out of a waltz or: Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz for everybody?

It’s still ringing in your ears, this warhorse for orchestra … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to dig deeper! Or: What the violist should really play in Hoffmeister’s concerto.

Most violists groan whenever the names Hoffmeister and Stamitz are … Continue reading

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