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  • New Editions from G. Henle Verlag
  • James Wintle
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Sonate B-dur für Fagott und Violoncello (Basso continuo) KV 292 (196c) = Sonata in B♭ major K. 292 (196c) for Bassoon and Violoncello (Basso continuo). Herausgegeben von = Edited by Henrik Wiese. Generalbassaussetzung von = Figured Bass Realization by Wolfgang Kostujak. München: G. Henle Verlag, 2007. [Pref. in Eng., Fre., Ger., 3 p.; score, p. 1–11, and 2 parts; commentary in Eng., Ger., p. 14–15. ISBN 979-0-2018-0827-7; ISMN M-2018-0827-7; pub. no. HN 827. €8,00; $14.95.]
Joseph Haydn. Klavierstücke; Klaviervariationen = Piano Pieces; Piano Variations. Herausgegeben von = Edited by Sonja Gerlach. Fingersatz von = Fingering by Christine Schornsheim. (Urtext.) München: G. Henle Verlag, 2007. [Pref. in Eng., Fre., Ger., p. v–xii; score, p. 1–112; commentary in Eng., Ger., p. 114–17. ISBN 979-0-2018-0224-4; ISMN M-2018-0224-4; pub. no. HN 224. €16,00; $24.95.]
Joseph Haydn. Divertimento Hob. XVIIa:1: Il maestro e lo scolare. Klavier zu vier Händen = Piano Four-hands. Herausgegeben von = Edited by Sonja Gerlach. Fingersatz von = Fingering by Christine Schornsheim. (Urtext.) München: G. Henle Verlag, 2007. [Pref. in Eng., Fre., Ger., p. ii–iii; la parte del maestro (bass) and la parte del scolare (treble) on facing pages, p. 2–19; commentary in Eng., Ger., p. 21–22. ISBN 979-0-2018-0893-2; ISMN M-2018-0893-2; pub. no. HN 893. €13,00; $19.95.]
Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Potpourri Op. 94 („Fantasie“) für Viola und Orchester = Potpourri op. 94 (“Fantasy”) for Viola and Orchestra. Klavierauszug. Herausgegeben von = Edited by Norbert Gertsch, Johanna Steiner. Klavierauszug von = Piano Reduction by Johannes Umbreit. Fingersatz und Strichbezeichnung von = Fingering and Bowing by Tabea Zimmermann. (Urtext.) München: G. Henle Verlag, 2007. [Pref. in Eng., Fre., Ger., p. ii–vii; score, p. 2–28, and 1 part; commentary in Eng., Ger., p. 30–32. ISBN 979-0-2018-0838-3; ISMN M-2018-0838-3; pub. no. HN 838. €19,00; $33.95.]
Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Potpourri Op. 95 („Fantasie“) für Violoncello und Orchester = Potpourri op. 95 (“Fantasy”) for Violoncello and [End Page 402] Orchestra. Klavierauszug. Herausgegeben von = Edited by Norbert Gertsch, Johanna Steiner. Klavierauszug von = Piano Reduction by Johannes Umbreit. Fingersatz und Strichbezeichnung von = Fingering and Bowing by Sebastian Hess. (Urtext.) München: G. Henle Verlag, 2007. [Pref. in Eng., Fre., Ger., p. ii–vii; score, p. 2–28, and 1 part; commentary in Eng., Ger., p. 30–32. ISBN 979-0-2018-0839-0; ISMN M-2018-0839-0; pub. no. HN 839. €21,00; $37.95.]
Franz Liszt. Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr. 12 = Hungarian Rhapsody no. 12. Herausgegeben von = Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Vorwort von = Preface by Mária Eckhardt. Fingersatz von = Fingering by Andreas Groethuysen. (Urtext.) München: G. Henle Verlag, 2007. [Pref. in Eng., Fre., Ger., p. ii–vi; score, p. 1–17; commentary in Eng., Ger., p. 19–23. ISBN 979-0- 2018-0806-2; ISMN M-2018-0806-2; pub. no. HN 806. €8,00; $14.95.]

G. Henle Verlag has a well-deserved reputation for producing high-quality, authoritative editions of music spanning the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. That reputation has been built, partly, on the marketing of the word “urtext” in relation to its publications. For many musicians, this term can be misleading. It is generally understood that an urtext edition somehow presents a musical text as close as possible to the composer’s original intention. Accor ding to Stanley Boorman, the term is “used to signify a modern edition of earlier music which purports to present the original text, without editorial addition or emendation” (“Urtext,” Grove Music Online, http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/public/ [accessed 19 August 2009]). This definition becomes considerably more complicated when the task of editing music is at hand. An editor is faced with many decisions, particularly when multiple sources are involved. Even with the luxury of a seemingly error-free autograph manuscript, the idea of the composer’s “original intention” is elusive at best. In music editing, as well as performance, there is only interpretation, and the devil is truly in the details...

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ISSN
1534-150X
Print ISSN
0027-4380
Pages
pp. 402-405
Launched on MUSE
2009-12-05
Open Access
No
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