Author Archives: Peter Jost

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?

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Going down, coming up or on the up and up? – stumbling block in Erik Satie’s ‘2ème Gymnopédie’

At first sight Urtext editions of Satie’s piano music do … Continue reading

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Curiosity pays off. The genesis of Maurice Ravel’s piano ‘Sonatine’

In 2011 when I began preparing a new edition of … Continue reading

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Missing bass octave in Debussy’s Prélude “Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest”?

Whether the Pope is infallible is anybody’s guess, but composers … Continue reading

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