Category Archives: Sources

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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“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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Confusion surrounding Chopin’s Scherzi – episodes 2 & 3

In my blog post of 21 March 2016, I lamented … Continue reading

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Autographs and proofread copies for Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano sonatas – an overview

Editing a Beethoven work solely on the basis of a … Continue reading

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The many footnotes of Rosamunde

All good things come in threes – this is also … Continue reading

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New editions for the clarinet – Brahms and Gade

The clarinet was again featured in our recent editions of … Continue reading

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“Lunga e laboriosa fattica” – Attempting to interpret Mozart’s c-minor trio from the String Quartet K 465/iii

When the composer’s autograph manuscript of a music work is … Continue reading

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‘But it says in the autograph…’ – on a frequently posed question about our Urtext editions

Are you also one of those manuscript hunters on the … Continue reading

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