Author Archives: Dominik Rahmer

“…probably the best of Dvořák that I’m acquainted with.” What’s worth knowing about the Wind Serenade in d minor op. 44

Even though recently the focus of attention owing to their … Continue reading

Posted in autograph, Dvořák, Antonín, first edition, Instrumentation, Monday Postings, Wind Serenade op. 44 (Dvořák) | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

‘Finished in Vysoká at a nice little hour’– new finds in Dvořák’s A-major piano quintet op. 81

The piano quintet is, so to speak, in the “super … Continue reading

Posted in autograph, Dvořák, Antonín, first edition, Monday Postings, new source, Piano Quintet op. 81 (Dvořák), rhythm, sketches, tempo, variant reading | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Beethoven in the “home office” – Composing in the “truly admirable confusion”

Beethoven Year 2020 is coming to an end, and there … Continue reading

Posted in Beethoven, Ludwig van, genesis, Monday Postings | Tagged | Leave a comment

On the way to the Romantic orchestra – the trombone in Beethoven’s symphonies

Last May my colleague Norbert Gertsch dealt with Beethoven’s relationship … Continue reading

Posted in Beethoven, Ludwig van, Instrumentation, Monday Postings, Three Equali for four Trombones WoO 30 (Beethoven) | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Beethoven celebrates Carnival – we celebrate, too!

When a blog post about the ‘Bonn youth’ Beethoven falls … Continue reading

Posted in Beethoven, Ludwig van, Monday Postings | Tagged , | Leave a comment

«Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose» – a short foray into Beethoven’s sets of variations

The “variations” form type plays an important role in Beethoven’s … Continue reading

Posted in Beethoven, Ludwig van, Monday Postings | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dont worry, be happy – the first critical Urtext edition of etudes by Jakob Dont

Every violinist is most likely acquainted with them from violin … Continue reading

Posted in Dont, Jakob, Monday Postings, Violin | Tagged | Leave a comment

Schumann revisited – about an odd accidental in the Fantasiestücke, op. 73

We report as a rule in our blog posts on … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy Pieces op. 73 (Schumann), piano + clarinet, Schumann, Robert, variant reading | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Version alert! Or: Did Brahms ever revise his Horn Trio?

A few days ago a customer enquiry momentarily gave me … Continue reading

Posted in Brahms, Johannes, horn, Monday Postings, revision, versions | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Rachmaninoff revises Rachmaninoff. On the two versions of the Second Piano Sonata op. 36

In my last blog posting I went into the genesis … Continue reading

Posted in 2nd piano sonata op. 36 (Rachmaninoff), Monday Postings, piano solo, Rachmaninoff, Sergei, revision, variant reading, versions | Tagged , , | Leave a comment