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Carnaval Op. 9

By Robert Schumann

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Carnaval Op. 9 (Revised Edition - with Comments in English). Composed by Robert Schumann. Edited by Ernst Herttrich. For Piano. Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Classical Period. SMP Level 9 (Advanced). Single piece. Introductory text and performance notes. 49 pages. G. Henle #HN187. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480187).

With introductory text and performance notes. Classical Period. 9x12 inches.

Schumann's turbulent love-affair with the barely eighteen-year-old Ernestine von Fricken, though strong enough to lead to a secret engagement, lasted only a few months. Nevertheless, it managed to give rise to one of his most frequently played compositions: Carnaval. Some of these twenty-one character pieces are named after figures from the commedia dell'arte, others after such fictitious creations as Florestan and Eusebius, in which Schumann acknowledges his own split personality. The mysterious way that these figures relate to specific people in Schumann's surroundings – and the deeper significance of the recurring motifs Ab-C-B and A-Eb-C-B - are explained in the editor's detailed commentary in this revised new edition.

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All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.

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