Author Archives: Peter Jost

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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D or C♯? What does Ravel want the violinist to play in “Tzigane”?

Maurice Ravel’s concert rhapsody “Tzigane” is known to exist in … Continue reading

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‘Pour Piano et Violon ou Violoncelle’ – Is there a cello sonata by César Franck?

In connection with the general blog post by Dominik Rahmer … Continue reading

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Filched Melodies – Sarasate’s ‘Zigeunerweisen’ (Gypsy Airs) under suspicion of plagiarism

The use of folk-music elements in art music has, as … Continue reading

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Correction or interpretation? – Johannes and Clara alter Robert’s music

Anyone practicing Robert Schumann’s In der Nacht, the fifth number … Continue reading

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Composers on the waiting list – or: We’d really like to do them, but are (still) not allowed to do so

‘Why doesn’t Henle have the famous piano trio by Shostakovich?’ … Continue reading

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A manuscript conundrum – the autograph of Gabriel Fauré’s violin sonata, Op. 13

Autograph manuscripts of musical works have an aura all their … Continue reading

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The crux of sharp or flat: Just enough cautionary accidentals? or are extras o.k., too?

Our editorial department is always receiving queries from users requesting … Continue reading

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