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Abegg Variations op. 1

Piano Solo

By Robert Schumann

Piano solo - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Robert Schumann. Edited by Ernst Herttrich. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Pages: VI and 16. Classical. Softcover. Op. 1. G. Henle #HN87. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480087).

Item Number: HL.51480087

9.25x12.25 inches.

Who was 'Pauline, Countess of Abegg', the dedicatee of the first edition? Nowadays it is known that the matter revolves around a romantic mystification of the name of Meta Abegg, a friend from Schumann's youth, whose surname inspired Schumann to a theme on A-B-E-G-G (a-hb-e-g-g). The 'rewarding and sparkling piece' - as it was described by a critic of the time - makes high technical demands, but is distinguished by a youthful freshness and ingenious virtuosity.With this work (the first, incidentally, that Schumann deemed worthy of publication), Henle has issued a good third of Schumann's piano works in revised versions that take account of the current state of research. The thoroughly-revised musical text is complemented by an informative preface and detailed commentary.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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

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  • 2009-02-02 00:00:00.0 Great Book, Slow Delivery

    The Henle edition is a great edition because it is URTEXT, so it tells you just what the composer had in mind. Physically it's great because once you open the book, it will stay open, unlike the Schirmer editions where you have to break the spine back a million...

    times to get it to stay open. The only downside to this edition is that no fingering suggestions are offered, so this edition is recommended only for advanced players.

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