Fantasy Pieces op. 73 for Piano and Clarinet
Urtext Edition, paperbound
with parts for clarinet in A and B flat
Pages: 38 (V, 19, 7, 7), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 416 · ISMN M-2018-0416-3
ABRSM: Grade 8
ABRSM: LRSM (recommended)
The circumstances in which these poetic “Soirée Pieces” (thus their original title) came into being are quite surprising. In 1849 Dresden was seized by violent political turmoil that ultimately forced Schumann to flee with Clara to the countryside. Yet none of this is apparent in the music of these three pieces, whose idyllic character signifies a longing for harmony and seclusion. Originally conceived for the clarinet, they were accompanied by alternative parts for violin and cello as early as the original print. We have subjected our editions to a thoroughgoing critique and include a section of detailed editorial notes.
Come è già risaputo le edizioni Henle di Monaco danno la più grande affidabilità dal punto di vita filologico …
[I Fiati, 2007]
But then, why would you trouble … when for only a little more you could have the Henle Urtext reissue of the Fantasiestücke, with parts for both A and B clarinet as well as the piano part, plus scholarly notes? Henle doesn’t skimp on the paper, either, spreading out the print to facilitate reading.
[Music Teacher, 2006]