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Symphonic Etudes Op. 13 (Early, Late, and 5 Posthumous Versions)

Piano Solo

By Robert Schumann

Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Robert Schumann. Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Version 1837 =VIII and 55, Version 1852 = VI and 36. Softcover. 112 pages. G. Henle #HN248. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480248).

Item Number: HL.51480248

9.25x12.25 inches.

A secret engagement, a composer as prospective father-in-law and several rival publishing houses – it was against this backdrop that the work was composed. His youthful and passionate love for Ernestine von Fricken was short-lived, but it occasioned Schumann in 1837 to write the “intensely emotional variations” on a theme of her father's, which were eventually to become the “Orchestral etudes.” Fifteen years later a new edition was published, authorized by Schumann, containing such important changes that we have included both versions. In our revised issue the editor Ernst Herttrich has provided each version with its own preface and an extensive commentary.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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

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  • February 11, 2009 Typical Henle

    Another great Henle edition, which is what we naturally expect. Although I must say as is the case with generally everything they publish, there are far too many fingerings which are unnecessary for anyone working at this level. This masterpiece is performed far too infrequently.

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