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Fantasy C major op. 17

Piano Solo

By Robert Schumann

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Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Robert Schumann. Edited by W. Boetticher. Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Classical Period. Single piece. With introductory text, fingerings and performance notes. 45 pages. G. Henle #HN276. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480276).

Item Number: HL.51480276

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

Schumann's great C-major Fantasy, Op. 17, was originally intended to be published as a “Sonata for Beethoven” entitled “Ruins, Trophies, Palms. Grand Sonata.” Although he eventually abandoned this plan, he maintained the Fantasy's mighty design. Writing to his fiancée Clara Wieck in March 1838, he called the first movement “perhaps the most impassioned music I have ever written.” Accordingly, it marks a point of culmination in his piano music, forming an exemplary combination of passion, delicacy, and virtuosity – a demanding, highly romantic work for ambitious pianists! Our volume presents a thorough revision of the musical text as well as an informative preface and text-critical commentary.

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Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.