Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7 was commissioned by the “Royal Philharmonic Society” in August 1883 and received its premiere on 22 April 1885 in London conducted by the composer himself. The following June the second movement was shortened by some 40 bars and the work was published in this form in 1885 by Simrock.
The editor of this new scholarly-critical edition is Jonathan Del Mar who has gained an international reputation for his edition of Dvorák’s cello concerto in B minor (BA 9045), not to mention his editions of works by Beethoven and Elgar. Del Mar has drawn on all the available sources including letters. The original version of the second movement appears in the appendix as well as in the performing material.
This new Bärenreiter edition sets the highest scholarly standards whilst also taking the needs of modern performers into account.
First Urtext edition of this important work
Contains the original London version of the second movement
Includes a foreword (Cz/Eng/Ger) and a critical commentary (Eng)