. (Nene Ausgabe samtlicher Werke, VII.) (Barenreiter Urtext
.) Barenreiter, 2015.
Edition, Schott/Universal Edition, 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
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
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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.