Newly engraved scholarly-critical performing edition.
Detailed notes on performance practice (Ger/Eng).
Practical page turns.
Access to Schubert’s drafts at www.baerenreiter.com.
New Foreword (Ger/Eng) and Critical Commentary (Eng).
Schubert’s great C Minor Sonata D 958 was composed in 1828 just a few months before his death, along with the late sonatas in A major (D 959) and B-flat major (D 960). Conceived as a triptych, they constitute his musical testament to the Piano sonata genre.
This scholarly-critical edition by Walburga Litschauer is based on the New Schubert Edition and presents this masterpiece in a spacious new engraving. Notes on performance practice, especially on pedalling, and Schubert’s distinctive manner of writing accents, form a Foreword to the work. Rounding off the edition is a Critical Commentary which presents alternative readings of interest to performers. Schubert’s drafts for all four movements of the sonata can be accessed on Bärenreiter’s website.
This new edition replaces our existing edition BA 5632.