On the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann's birth, an ambitious project is coming to a close: For the first time since Clara Schumann's Complete Edition of 1879-93, all of the works for Piano solo are appearing as one editorial project.
Spanning almost ten years of painstaking work, all of the Schumann titles published by G. Henle Publishers have undergone a careful revision. The Schumann expert Ernst Herttrich has closely examined each edition and also dedicated himself to those works that were previously missing from the catalogue.
The result is being published in this new collection, comprising six volumes as well as study editions in a slipcase. They replace the former four volumes (HN108-HN115). Arranged clearly according to opus numbers, it includes not only all of Schumann's Piano works, revised to reflect the latest scholarly findings, but also informative accompanying texts, alternative versions and much more besides.
Being a complete works collection, a general difficulty level cannot be applied to these volumes. As a result we have assigned them a difficulty of "advanced" as a guide to the general proficiency required to play all the pieces.
Exercises [Beethoven Studies]
Variations on a Theme in E flat major ["Ghost" Variations] E flat major
Drei Fantasiestücke op. 111
Three Piano Sonatas for the Young op. 118
Album Leaves op. 124
Seven Piano Pieces in Fughetta Form op. 126
Gesänge der Frühe op. 133
"Einsame Blume" from Forest Scenes op. 82
Coloured Leaves (Bunte Blätter) op. 99
Published on: 30 March 2010
No of pages: 259
Language: English, French, German
Catalogue No: HN930