Flute Sonatas Volume II, "Hallenser-Sonatas"
Editor: Anja Bensieck
Figured bass realization: Ullrich Scheideler
Urtext Edition, paperbound
with two separate Flute/Basso Continuo parts
Pages: 61 (VI, 23, 16, 16), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 638 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0638-9
Musicians throughout the world are familiar with and treasure our blue Urtext editions – top quality editions of great classical compositions. Urtext and Henle are synonymous. The musician is offered a musical text which solely reflects the composer’s intentions.
Here they are presented in an Urtext edition, as faithful as possible to the sources, and without added dynamics, articulation and ornamentation. The realisation of the thoroughbass in the keyboard part is clear and not too thick in texture; the volume comes with two copies of the flute/bass part (with figured bass) which is convenient for performance.
Flute Sonata a minor HWV 374
Level of difficulty (Flute): medium (Level 4)Other titles with this level of difficulty »
Flute Sonata e minor HWV 375
Level of difficulty (Flute): medium (Level 6)Other titles with this level of difficulty »
Flute Sonata b minor HWV 376
Level of difficulty (Flute): medium (Level 5)Other titles with this level of difficulty »
The levels of difficulty of the
music for flute published by G. Henle Publishers
The levels of difficulty of the flute music published by G. Henle Publishers
"The task is easy - yet easy is difficult"
(„Zwar ist es leicht, doch ist das Leichte schwer")
Goethe has Mephisto say this in "Faust II" and the categorizing of musical works according to their levels of difficulty is thus relative in the extreme! Relative – depending on the perspective of a teacher, a student or a performer; nevertheless using our Henle criteria we are trying to differentiate between works, grading them according to whether they are easy, medium or difficult. This classification system is intended as an orientation and a help for those trying to find a suitable work amongst all of the excellent Urtext editions. In order not to be daunted by pieces with the level of difficulty 9, perhaps we might somewhat subjectively claim that with practice Goethe's quotation may be reversed: "The task is difficult, yet difficult [may become] easy [too]!"
András Adorján © 2013