Author Archives: Dominik Rahmer

‘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

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

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

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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

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Beethoven celebrates Carnival – we celebrate, too!

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

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«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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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The première of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Sonata op. 36

Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Saratov, Smolensk, Voronezh – what do … Continue reading

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