The violin and piano parts are clearly notated and easy on the eye to read. The violin part has plenty of room for the player to add their own fingerings and there are no awkward page turns.
The critical commentary is very insightful, explaining the differences between the various editions of the work and subsequent changes made to work by the composer, violinists and editors. Faure's autograph and other reliable sources are drawn upon to produce this edition which is credible in realising Faure's true intentions. All variants (from phrasings to dynamics) are included in the commentary.
Furthermore, the violin part also includes the violinistic inventions of Hubert Leonard (who influenced some of the work's violin playing during its composition) to make the piece easier to play. Faure's original figurations are restored in the main writing with Leonard's simplifications, whilst just as musically effective, given above via ossia staves.
- (Poole, United Kingdom)