Category Archives: Instrumentation

Dvořák’s “Gran Partita”? On the presumed model of his Wind Serenade in d minor op. 44

In my last blog post I already reported on our … Continue reading

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G sharp or G? About a bass trill in Schubert’s A-flat-major Impromptu D 935, No. 2

Franz Schubert‘s piano music is almost an infinitely magical wonderland. … Continue reading

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The agony of choice – lieder by Richard Strauss

Incredible, but true: unannounced so far in this blog is … Continue reading

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Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy and the challenges of an Urtext edition

In the already more than 70 years since the founding … Continue reading

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Attempt at re-dating Mozart’s three popular “Quartet-Divertimenti”, K. 136–138

In conjunction with my Urtextausgabe of the well-known and much-played … Continue reading

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Bach’s harpsichord concertos and their autograph

If you’re looking for a simple answer to the question … Continue reading

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“Bozen this pigsty”. Why there’s no “Bozen string quartet” by Mozart.

When for the third and last time at the end … Continue reading

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A fresh look at Bach’s piano partitas

Many readers (and pianists!) will already have noticed that we … Continue reading

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Beethoven – creator of concert overtures?

Beethoven as the great innovator of forms and genres generated … Continue reading

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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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