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What is a “study score”?

The "study scores", in a convenient format (17 x 24 cm), offer different Urtext editions in a smaller format, bound in an attractive blue-yellow cover and priced very reasonably. They are excellent for reading and studying the music, but they are not very suitable for performance. As far as music for solo instruments or chamber music with piano is concerned, the musical text is identical with that of our blue Urtext editions. Those for chamber music without piano present the musical text of the individual parts in the Urtext edition in score form. Study scores of orchestral works present the score of the appropriate complete edition, and also include a specially written preface.