Category Archives: Monday Postings

The première of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 2nd piano sonata op. 36

Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Saratov, Smolensk, Voronezh – what do … Continue reading

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The “Picardy” major third in Chopin’s incredibly sad c-sharp minor Nocturne

What a liberating, even redemptive impact that the unexpected major … Continue reading

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Debussy in Urtext – Part 3: Debussy’s recordings of his piano music

Editors of Urtext editions have added a new medium as … Continue reading

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Confusion about Chopin’s Scherzi – episode 4

At the beginning of the year I reported on my … Continue reading

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La Vega – The fertile plain: Isaac Albeniz’s homage to Granada and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada

A few weeks ago my colleague Peter Jost reported here … Continue reading

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What?! Is it already Christmas now? New Bartók titles at Henle

Of course not, Christmas is out of the question only … Continue reading

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Debussy in Urtext – Part 2: Unclear harmony in the piano piece “Nocturne”

One of the outstanding quality features of the Henle Editions … Continue reading

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“Right”? or “Wrong”? On a questionable note in Mendelssohn’s c-minor Piano Trio op. 66

Occasionally in the edition business there is an insoluble conflict … Continue reading

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Talking Henle Editions: A Carnival Story

The seasons are moving on and the year’s fifth season … Continue reading

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Debussy in Urtext – Part 1: Henle Editions from an experienced duo

2012 was the 150th birthday of Claude Debussy, French music’s … Continue reading

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