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The “parallel passage” – handle with care…

If the ideal goal of a critical Urtext edition may … Continue reading

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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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D or C♯? What does Ravel want the violinist to play in “Tzigane”?

Maurice Ravel’s concert rhapsody “Tzigane” is known to exist in … Continue reading

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A wrong ‘D’ goes out into the world – Rachmaninoff’s Prélude in c sharp minor under the magnifying glass

The last blog posting on 6 January has already let … Continue reading

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Hit and miss? – A purportedly wrong note in Beethoven’s Sonata op. 14 no. 2

For almost ten years now I’ve been working with Murray … Continue reading

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How an original Mozart A flat escaped from the dust. On the slow movement of the C- minor Piano Sonata K. 457

Very vividly I recall the Mozart sensation of the year … 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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“La dernière pensée musicale de Chopin” – a Sham?

Mystery swirls around Chopin’s Mazurka in f minor, op. post. … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to dig deeper! Or: What the violist should really play in Hoffmeister’s concerto.

Most violists groan whenever the names Hoffmeister and Stamitz are … Continue reading

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Missing bass octave in Debussy’s Prélude “Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest”?

Whether the Pope is infallible is anybody’s guess, but composers … Continue reading

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