Category Archives: Instrumentation

Beethoven – creator of concert overtures?

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Beethoven’s easy piano sonatas. BEETHOVEN’S EASY PIANO SONATAS???

The title for today’s blog post was so easy to … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata – The stony path to a reliable music text

Almost exactly 20 years ago – as I had just … Continue reading

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Beethoven and the viola

Piano concertos and sonatas, violin concerto and sonatas, cello sonatas … 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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An insightful correction in Mozart’s autograph of the String Quartet in C major K. 170

In a few weeks a long-cherished dream of mine will … Continue reading

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Froberger – retrospectively and prospectively

How time flies! – this hardly original realisation came to … Continue reading

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What did the composer want? On a strange measure in Saint-Saëns’ Romance for Flute op. 37

Anyone who compares the edition currently on the market of … Continue reading

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The other type of sources: Letters about Max Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei”

An Urtext edition – and not just only from Henle … Continue reading

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

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