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Piano Sonata Op. 1, New Rev.

By Alban Berg

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Piano Unaccompanied piano
Composed by Alban Berg (1885-1935). Edited by Klaus Lippe. World Premiere: in Wien / Austria with main soloist: Etta Werndorff. With Standard notation. Composed 1908-1909. Duration 13 minutes. Universal Edition #UE33070. Published by Universal Edition (PR.UE033070).

Item Number: PR.UE033070

ISBN 9783702429171.

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  • 5

    K. Busch
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2016-10-16 13:51:40.0 Agreed. Great improvement on first edition

    I too had been working from the first edition. I admit I like its German indications more than than the updated, more international Italian indications of this edition. However, there were some details of the score that were actually ambiguous (possibly even wrong) in the earlier edition that this one...

    clarifies and it is indeed much easier to read. This is also amazing music. It's surprisingly singable for its harmonic language. For me, it's hard work but very rewarding.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2011-11-11 00:00:00.0 Berg- Piano Sonata Op. 1

    Universal Publishers are excellent for the clarity of notation, which is an important asset for the composers of the Second Viennese School with the rapidly changing accidentals. Berg's Sonata is a perfect introduction to this composer's poetic but modern style.

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  • 5

    much better
    Location:
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2011-07-14 00:00:00.0 viva the new edition!

    After months of struggling with the older Universal version, with its sometimes blurred print, this is an absolute treat for the eyes and your hands...I am so glad I took a chance ordering this, as well as the Henle version! (I'll keep the older version for the record...

    )

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  • 5

    Joseph Alper
    Location:
    Burke Hollow, VT
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2008-09-19 00:00:00.0 Well worth purchasing

    I used the old edition of the Berg Sonata years ago and purchased the new edition now that I am revisiting the work. There is no question in my mind that the new edition is worth buying. The new edition is extremely easy on the eyes. It is 14 pages...

    rather than the 9 of the old edition (which is unbelievably cramped) and the contrast (very dark print)is excellent. In addition, various errors have been corrected, although, as far as I can see, these were either obvious mistakes or very subtle ones. The new edition also contains several pages of scholarly notes (historical and musicological).

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Canada
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2007-10-01 00:00:00.0 Extreme music, dude...

    This one-movement Sonata is generally acknowledged as Berg's entry into his mature period. The key-signature is for b-minor, and as far as I can determine, there are only 2 V (with added/altered tones) to i (minor triad) in this composition. Between these to tonal "anchors...

    " the music wends its way through the chromatic scale promising to introduce new keys, but snatching them away just as quickly. It is a listening post for an example of mid-European harmony ca. 1900-1910. Extremely difficult to learn and perform, but a masterpiece that every piano student should at least begin to tackle. Very thick and "notey" and the articulation of themes is always thorny because the writing is so dense. An excellent lexicon of "funky" chords and "quirky" resolutions.

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