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Robert Schumann

Symphonic Etudes op. 13, Versions 1837 and 1852

Editor: Ernst Herttrich
Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold

21.00 €

Urtext Edition, paperbound

Pages: 105 (VIII, 55, 42), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 248 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0248-0

Level of difficulty (Piano): difficult (Level 9)

ABRSM: FRSM (recommended)

A secret engagement, a composer as prospective father-in-law and several rival publishing houses – it was against this backdrop that the work was composed. His youthful and passionate love for Ernestine von Fricken was short-lived, but it occasioned Schumann in 1837 to write the “intensely emotional variations” on a theme of her father’s, which were eventually to become the “Orchestral etudes”. Fifteen years later a new edition was published, authorised by Schumann, containing such important changes that we have included both versions. In our revised issue the editor Ernst Herttrich has provided each version with its own preface and an extensive commentary.

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