Kreisleriana op. 16
Kapellmeister Kreisler, the ingenious and eccentric conductor created by E. T. A. Hoffmann, served as the inspiration for this composition of 1838. Schumann set out to recreate this fictitious character in music. The result was “Kreisleriana”, a set of fantastical, at times scurrilous and always seemingly improvised pieces that directly reflect the romantic sensibility that Kreisler personifies. If ever music was demonic, it would have to be these eight superb piano fantasies that Schumann tossed off in a few days! Ernst Herttrich’s thoroughly revised new edition provides a thoughtful preface by this Schumann connoisseur and discusses the major editorial problems while giving them exemplary solutions.
This new edition scrupulously documents these changes and also includes editorial commentary on changes to the score, notably the articulation changes made by Clara Schumann. It is also wonderful to have fingerings direct from the sources.
[Sheet Music, 2005]
Gráficamente, esta edición es un buen compromiso entre la necesidad de no pasar la página proto y la densa escritura de Schumann que, con frecuencia, satura la página de signos.
[Doce Notas, 2004]