Viola Concerto no. 1 D major
Editor: Norbert Gertsch, Annemarie Weibezahn
Piano reduction: Johannes Umbreit
Fing. Va.: Jürgen Weber
Cadenzas: Robert D. Levin
Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound
with marked and unmarked string parts
Pages: 60 (VII, 27, 16, 10), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 758 · ISMN M-2018-0758-4
Every known source has been examined to produce an urtext edition, complete with preface and editorial notes to explain the work’s complex source situation. No audition candidates who want to flaunt their knowledge of the historical sources as well as their brilliant technique can afford to miss this volume!
The new edition itself is a model of scholarship and clarity. … The piano reduction is cued as to the precise nature of the original orchestration in each passage of music, which is something I had not encountered before in such detail. … Page breaks are expertly managed …
[Eighteenth Century, 2006]
Die Ausgabe bietet eine umfassende Entscheidungs-Grundlage für nahezu alle Belange des Notentextes.
Auch die praktische Einrichtung lässt kaum Wünsche offen: Das Druckbild ist angenehm und deutlich, es gibt Taktzahlen und sinnvolle Wendestellen ... Damit dürfte die Ausgabe (insbesondere was das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis angeht) derzeit konkurrenzlos dastehen.
[Das Orchester, 2004]
Un prodotto di altissimo artigianato, riprodotto in un' edizione elegante e accuratissima. Prefazione in tre lingue e commenti in tedesco e inglese.
Although so popular, very little is known about "No. 1" and valuable information will be gleaned from the extensive Preface to this fine new Henle Edition. From this note on the historical background of the concerto and the detailed Comments (analysing almost bar by bar) it is patently clear that the editors have done a great deal of minute and painstaking research.