Franck's Sonata is one of the most famous works in the chamber music repertoire. This new Wiener Urtext Edition is based on the first edition with Franck's final corrections. Inconsistencies between the Piano score and the solo part are due to annotations by the violinist Eugène Ysaÿe, the dedicatee who was given the work as a wedding present.
This version, likely to have been authorized by Franck, is published for the first time in an Urtext edition. Günther Ludwig, in his preface, suggests a carefully considered, cerebral approach to this highlight of the repertoire.