Piano Sonatas I
The Early Sonatas
by Franz Schubert
Piano Solo - Sheet Music

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The Early Sonatas. Composed by Franz Schubert. Edited by Walburga Litschauer. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Performance score, anthology. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09642. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09642).

ISBN 9790006575350. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Preface: Litschauer, Walburga / Aschauer, Mario.

Schubert was visibly adventurous in his early piano sonatas, as is apparent in their wide-ranging key schemes, diverging versions of many movements or entire sonatas, and numerous works left incomplete. This revised Urtext edition contains the sonatas he composed between 1815 and 1817. An updated preface and valuable notes on central questions of performance practice (e.g. articulation, pedalling and embellishments), with a special emphasis on his idiosyncratic treatment of accent-like diminuendo hairpins, form a useful introduction to the sonatas. Schubert’s drafts and fragments can be accessed on the Bärenreiter website.

- Urtext edition based on the “New Schubert Edition”, with drafts and fragments accessible on the Bärenreiter website (see BA 9642: Extras)
- Reader-friendly engraving with practical page-turns and running titles to facilitate the location of sonatas and movements
- Valuable notes on performance practice in Schubert’s day (Ger/Eng)
- Critical Commentary with readings relevant to performance, especially regarding Schubert’s notation of accents (Eng)

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding