Three Suites op. 131d for Viola solo
Editor: Franz Beyer
Urtext Edition without fingering, paperbound
Pages: 23 (III, 18, 2), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 468 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0468-2
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The three "Viola Suites" immediately follow on from his "Six Preludes and Fugues for Solo Violin", three "Violin Duos" and "Three Suites for Solo Cello", and the intention was presumably to complete this cycle with a few works for the viola. ... However given Reger’s propensity and understanding for the instrument, this is by any yardstick, a stalwart work in the viola repertoire and eminently playable and listenable. This Urtext edition is based on the first Simrock edition of 1916. A preface details any small deviations from the Original text that were made in the interests of clarity. Henle here adopts its usual fastidious attention to veracity and critical scholarship.
- Suite g minor
- Suite D major
- Suite e minor