Category Archives: piano solo

A difficult case: Chopin’s b-minor sonata op. 58 in Urtext

Frédéric Chopin’s final piano sonata op. 58 is full of … Continue reading

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No end to Rachmaninoff in sight: several annotations to opp. 3 and 16

Perhaps – despite the anniversary year – I’m rather overdoing … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Sergei! A fresh look at Rachmaninoff’s Préludes for his 150th birthday

In the Henle blog we have already published several posts … Continue reading

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Labyrinthine paths: in search of Janáček’s Urtext

No, the title is not a typo. The recently published … Continue reading

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If that’s not reason enough to celebrate: 300 years of WTC I!

2022 seems to be particularly rich in musical anniversaries: Even … Continue reading

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Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) on his 150th birthday, part II

As announced in my last blog post, the collected volume … Continue reading

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“Latest news about Mozart’s piano sonata in A major, K. 331”

“All good things come in threes” – this phrase came … Continue reading

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Schumann’s metronome markings in his “Kinderszenen”. Opportunity, not nuisance.

“You cannot define tempo. Tempo has no existence of its … Continue reading

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G sharp or G? About a bass trill in Schubert’s A-flat-major Impromptu D 935, No. 2

Franz Schubert‘s piano music is almost an infinitely magical wonderland. … Continue reading

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Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy and the challenges of an Urtext edition

In the already more than 70 years since the founding … Continue reading

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