Author Archives: Peter Jost

Don’t miss a beat! The first movement of Saint-Saëns’ 2nd piano concerto

As editors we are occasionally confronted with questions that at … Continue reading

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A “bad apple” in Camille Saint-Saëns’ 2nd cello sonata?

Saint-Saëns was likely far from the “genius thinking” of romanticism. … Continue reading

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Henry Vieuxtemps’s 5th Violin Concerto newly outfitted – Interview with Marie Cornaz and Ray Iwazumi

Among the just about one hundred compositions that the violin … Continue reading

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A Bohemian in America: Is Dvořák’s String Quartet in F Major wrongly accented?

Antonín Dvořák, director of the National Conservatory of Music in … Continue reading

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“Please don’t play it as it’s written in the music!” – Urtext and playability

A music-lesson scene that we all recall most reluctantly: A … Continue reading

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An amusing story and a serious problem – On Mendelssohn’s first concert piece for clarinet, basset horn and piano

For composers, commissions or dedications of works could pay off, … Continue reading

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“You can count on me” – Debussy’s arrangement of “Minstrels” for violin and piano

Arrangements have on occasion already come up for discussion in … Continue reading

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Composing made easy? On Erik Satie’s ‘Nocturnes’

It was not without good reason that the label ‘outsider’ … Continue reading

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Where does the key/clef go? About a problematic passage in Schumann’s F-major string quartet

Fans of the humourist Wilhelm Busch will certainly be reminded … Continue reading

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The accent question in Schubert: An old theme with new variations

Anyone working with Schubert’s autographs inevitably runs up sooner or … Continue reading

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