Category Archives: Instrumentation

Debussy in Urtext – Part 6: Interview with Pascal Rogé

In the final part of our little series we want … Continue reading

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A tear for or from Rossini?

November 13 marks the 150th anniversary of Gioacchino Rossini’s death, … 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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From sketch to first edition: the (almost) seamless source documentation of Edward Elgar’s violin sonata

Many Urtext editions and their sources cross the desk of … Continue reading

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Debussy in Urtext – Part 5: Corrections in the galley proofs for the piano piece “Masques”

Needless to say, every editor of an Urtext edition wishes … Continue reading

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More or less – Bartók’s well-regulated markings of his piano works

To continue my last blog with an overview of our … 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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The “Picardy” major third in Chopin’s incredibly sad c-sharp minor Nocturne

What a liberating, even redemptive impact that the unexpected major … Continue reading

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“Right”? or “Wrong”? On a questionable note in Mendelssohn’s c-minor Piano Trio op. 66

Occasionally in the edition business there is an insoluble conflict … Continue reading

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Confusion surrounding Chopin’s Scherzi – episodes 2 & 3

In my blog post of 21 March 2016, I lamented … Continue reading

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