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What’s new with Liszt’s b-minor sonata

  With barely concealed exasperation Clara Schumann writes on 25 … Continue reading

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A Bohemian in America: Is Dvořák’s String Quartet in F Major wrongly accented?

Antonín Dvořák, director of the National Conservatory of Music in … Continue reading

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Who does the pedalling? On the use of the pedal in music for piano duets

Nowadays we automatically associate music for piano duet with the … Continue reading

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“Please don’t play it as it’s written in the music!” – Urtext and playability

A music-lesson scene that we all recall most reluctantly: A … Continue reading

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“Liebestod” revisited – yet more problems in Franz Liszt’s transcription of Wagner

Some time ago we had previously devoted a blog post … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning – new setup guidelines at the Henle house

You ought to underline today’s date in the calendar in … Continue reading

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Brahms’s ‘Hungarian Dances’ – new finds in old sources

In 2011 the Brahms researcher Michael Struck made a striking … Continue reading

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‘Play it again’ – is a repeat sign missing in Brahms’ Paganini Variations?

Some time ago we received an interesting query from a … Continue reading

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How the (cradle) song ends: what is the final tone of Fauré’s Berceuse?

Gabriel Fauré’s Berceuse op. 16, a captivating miniature for violin … Continue reading

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