String Trios a minor op. 77b and d minor op. 141b
Editor: Michael Kube
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Pages: 74 (III, 25, 24, 22), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 722 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0722-5
Max Reger's two string trios stand alongside Mozart's Divertimento in E-flat major (K. 563) and Beethoven's op. 9 trios at the pinnacle of the genre. In their style and technical demands Reger has clearly taken these admired classical forebears as his guide. Both trios are classicist in nature and delight the listener with their relaxed and occasionally even joyful character. No wonder that they proved highly successful at their premières in 1904 and 1915! For his edition, the Reger specialist Michael Kube has examined the autograph scores and the first editions of both works. This edition in parts also comes in a miniature score with exactly the same text, published in Henle's Study Score Series (HN 9722).
The present Urtext edition is based on autograph scores owned by the Max-Reger-Institute in Karlsruhe. The generously proportioned Study Score as well as the set of parts comes with a preface and comments on the text. The parts are cleverly arranged in respect of page turns with open ot pages when necessary and the text is free of extraneous markings. Ivory coloured paper assists.
This edition from Henle Verlag has taken great pains to facilitate page turns, and the parts are particularly clear to read.
- String Trio a minor op. 77b
- String Trio d minor op. 141b