Category Archives: Monday Postings

Tristan at Troldhaugen – interesting finds in Grieg’s “Lyric Pieces”

Among the most popular and successful of Edvard Grieg’s compositions … Continue reading

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Does it work or doesn’t it? About page turns in the music

Haven’t you, too, sometimes wondered in a concert why the … Continue reading

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The music world will sit up and take notice! On the new Urtext edition of Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A Major KV 331

You presumably know Mozart’s A-major Piano Sonata KV 331 (with … Continue reading

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Is it OK to add them? – The “missing” low notes in Beethoven’s piano sonatas

Here’s a topic that pianists have been discussing since the … Continue reading

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About the difficulties of notating ornamentation – The riddle of a neighbouring trill tone in Chopin’s Berceuse

The topic “ornamentation” in music is truly endless. We have … 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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On a terribly wrong dynamic marking in the first movement of K. 499

In my last blog posting I reported on my current, … Continue reading

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The melancholy horn – a short excursion into the monumental realm of Russian music

The repertoire of the G. Henle publishing house is traditionally … Continue reading

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Better late than never: Leoš Janáček at Henle publishers

It is always a special moment whenever a new name … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s “Unfinished” (compositions)

Ludwig van Beethoven is one of those composers among the … Continue reading

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