Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata In A D.959

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Catalogue No: BA10861
Composer: Franz Schubert
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Edited on the basis of the New Schubert Edition.

Newly engraved scholarly-critical performing edition.

Notes on performance practice (Ger/Eng)

Access to Schubert’s drafts on the Bärenreiter website.

New foreword (Ger/Eng) and a Critical Commentary (Eng).

Schubert composed his great Piano Sonata In A Major just a few months before his untimely death in 1828. The balance this work strikes between lyrical melody, emotional intimacy and pianistic brilliance makes it a highlight among his sonatas, not least because of its poetic Andantino.

This scholarly-critical edition by Walburga Litschauer is based on the Urtext of the New Schubert Edition and uses the autograph manuscript as the prime source. The edition is rounded off by a new foreword, valuable notes on performance practice as well as a Critical Commentary with information on performance-relevant alternative readings and Schubert’s notation of accents.

Schubert’s drafts of the A major Sonata can be accessed on Bärenreiter’s website.

This new edition replaces the existing edition BA 5633.

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Published on: 10 November 2014
Language: English
Publisher: Bärenreiter
 
     

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