Category Archives: genesis

Tempest – Les Adieux – Hammerklavier. Sense and nonsense regarding the names given to Beethoven’s piano sonatas, Part 2

In the first part of my blog on the famous … 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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Without words, but with a foreword – what’s new on Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise”

Looking at the topics of the by now more than … 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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Wieniawski’s Scherzo-Tarantella, op. 16: Structural designs for a synthesis between a tarantella and a scherzo?

As noted in the Preface to the Henle edition of … 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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‘Silent Night’ revisited

A blog entry on 24 December – how could it … Continue reading

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The “Creation” starting from scratch: Joseph Haydn’s sketches in the Complete Edition

It is probably well enough known that in the G. … 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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