Violin Sonata A major
Urtext Edition, Version for Violoncello, paperbound
with marked and unmarked string part
Pages: 78 (VI, 48, 12, 12), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 570 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0570-2
Unlike some of his other late works, Franck’s Violin Sonata (HN 293), composed in 1886, was well-received by the public and critics from the very start. The beautiful arrangement for cello published in January 1888 distinguishes itself from the numerous other arrangements in that Franck expressly authorised it. The cellist Jules Delsart, who had heard a performance of the sonata in Paris in December 1887, was so delighted by it that he asked Franck’s permission to make a transcription of the violin part for his own instrument. Delsart remained close to the original; he left the piano part unaltered and transposed the violin part only where necessary and appropriate into the lower register.
Obwohl eine alte Ausgabe die Delsart-Bearbeitung schon gedruckt hat (...), lohnt sich die Anschaffung der Neuedition unbedingt!
[ESTA Nachrichten, 2015]
This superb, scholarly urtext edition is based on the authoritative sources for the original version.
(...) a cura die Peter Jost, scrupolosissimo nel lavoro sulle numerose fonti a disposizione (...)