Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound
with the original saxophone part, as well as an additional one
Pages: 39 (VIII, 20, 6, 5), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 989 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0989-2
Our piano reduction is based on the study edition HN 9989 that is being published simultaneously, giving access to Debussy's short score in printed form for the first time. The composer afforded the saxophone few solo entries. Today, in particular in the version with piano accompaniment, it is usual to give the saxophone further melodic sections taken from the orchestra. For this reason our edition not only includes the original part but also an additional solo part by Daniel Gauthier, professor of classical saxophone at the Music Conservatory in Cologne. It is the first work for saxophone in the Henle catalogue.
Eine abschliessende Antwort zu der von Debussy unvollendet verlassenen "Baustelle Rhapsodie" erhalten zu wollen, wäre vermessen gewesen. Einige interessante, für die Interpretation bedeutsame Aspekte bringt die von Ernst-Günter Heinemann betreute Ausgabe auf jeden Fall. Pflichtlektüre!
[Schweizer Musikzeitung, 2011]