Sonatas - Book 1 (Piano Solo). By Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by von Bülow and von B. For Piano. Piano Collection. SMP Level 9 (Advanced). 352 pages. G. Schirmer #LB1. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50251920).
ISBN 0793525934. 9x12 inches.
About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.
Location: from Newington, CT
April 4, 2009
Worst Edition on the Market
When one is looking for an edition of a work, he wants the work the way the composer wrote it. The Bulow edition is the best way to make sure that does NOT happen! There are so many editorial changes in this publication that the reader is never sure just...
15 of 28 people found this review helpful.
January 18, 2006
Bulow is the most interesting editor
I respect but disagree with Steve from Minnisota. I enjoy Bulow's comments and suggestions which I find to be warm and sincere. Bulow had the reputation of a cruel pedant but one could hardly think that after working with this edition.
15 of 32 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Nerstrand, MN
November 20, 2003
Editing that sparked the Urtext movement
This is a sterling example of the sort of editing that led to the need for Urtext editions of Beethoven's works. Bulow felt that he had the stature and the mandate to improve upon what Beethoven had written and did exactly that. Moreover his comments, edits, and fingerings have not...
15 of 30 people found this review helpful.