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urtext

The foundation, origin, or roots of something, especially an artistic work or cultural phenomenon; the original source or inspiration for many similar or related things that followed it. The term was originally applied to the earliest versions of scriptures, literary works, and musical compositions, but it is now used more broadly. I think "The Catcher in the Rye" can be seen as the urtext for the many novels about disillusioned teens that followed it. The urtext of the movement seems to be a speech he gave 10 years ago.
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Urtext. (Nene Ausgabe samtlicher Werke, VII.) (Barenreiter Urtext.) Barenreiter, 2015.
Wiener Urtext Edition, Schott/Universal Edition, 2017.
(5) 'About', Urtext Films, Vimeo, <https://vimeo.com/urtext/about>, accessed 21 July 2017.
As a fan of Urtext editions, I am always glad to see another.
These new Urtext editions of Schumann's first and second song cycles composed in 1840, his "year of song," are welcome additions to the catalog of scholarly editions available to discriminating singers.
For example, the investigator should not assume that an "original simplicity" is indicative of an older core or source, or that an Urtext exists from which later forms evolved.
(For instance, we know that Ida of Athens was an Urtext for
Where its final form grips, this Urtext sags diffusely, paragraphs of irresistible impetus, tautly rendered here, running up against sudden drops in tension.
Barenreiter-Verlag and technology company Tido have announced a new partnership giving pianists and music lovers access to a wide range of internationally renowned Urtext music editions in a revolutionary new format.
Reduction pour piano d'apres le Urtext des Editions completes des Ceuvres de Gluck par Hans Vogt.
Readers of this column may know of the Henle Urtext edition of the Beethoven Sonata, a fine critical edition of this seminal work based on the Collected Works of Beethoven published in 1993.
He has also recently prepared a forthcoming Urtext edition of Bizet's Carmen.