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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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Debussy in Urtext – Part 4: Autograph corrections in chamber-music works

It goes without saying that the focus would be on … Continue reading

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Deluxe for the continuo group – Part II: Telemann

It was nearly three years ago, on 17 February 2014, … Continue reading

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France sets the tone – new Urtext editions in the “blue jersey”

It isn’t only with the European Football Championship 2016 that … Continue reading

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A “bad apple” in Camille Saint-Saëns’ 2nd cello sonata?

Saint-Saëns was likely far from the “genius thinking” of romanticism. … Continue reading

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“… more or less at the most extreme limit of what can be achieved on the piano”: Busoni arranges Bach

The second edition naming the two composers, Bach · Busoni, … Continue reading

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A peek through the keyhole – Bartók’s “Allegro barbaro” as forerunner of the complete edition

With Béla Bartók, we have added a new composer to … Continue reading

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The “parallel passage” – handle with care…

If the ideal goal of a critical Urtext edition may … Continue reading

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Tristan at Troldhaugen – interesting finds in Grieg’s “Lyric Pieces”

Among the most popular and successful of Edvard Grieg’s compositions … Continue reading

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An amusing story and a serious problem – On Mendelssohn’s first concert piece for clarinet, basset horn and piano

For composers, commissions or dedications of works could pay off, … Continue reading

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