Sicilienne op. 78
Urtext Edition, paperbound
with marked and unmarked string parts
Pages: 14 (V, 7, 2), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 1019 · ISMN M-2018-1019-5
This composition for violoncello and piano in the style of a Sicilian dance is from Gabriel Fauré’s middle creative period and was first published simultaneously in France and England in 1898, reflecting Fauré’s increasing international popularity. The character piece with its memorable, expressive melody became increasingly popular after Fauré had included it in the Suite from his incidental music of Pelléas et Mélisande (in a version for orchestra) that was also premiered in 1898.
The preface gives a detailed account of the history of the piece and the historical origins of the Sicilienne itself. As a second study pianist, I found the fingerings in the piano part really helpful when accompanying my pupils. The cello part is on one sheet with fingerings on one side and none on the other.
[ESTA Arco, 2012]
Come di consueto, Henle ci propone un'edizione puntualissima sia nell'apparato critico che nella revisione strumentale, qui affidata a David Geringas.
[Archi magazine, 2011]
Selbstverständlich entspricht dieser Band in allen Belangen gewohntem Henle-Standard. Die Ausgabe enthält ein bezeichnetes und unbezeichnetes Exemplar der Cello-Stimme, David Geringas' Fingersatzvorschläge sind wie immer makellos.
[Das Orchester, 2011]