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Winterreise, Op. 89 D 911

Medium Voice

By Franz Schubert

Mixed voices, piano
Medium Voice. Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Edited by Walther Durr. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Replaces BA 7003. Singing score. Opus 89, D 911. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09138. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09138).

Item Number: BA.BA09138

ISBN 9790006538751. 30 x 23 cm inches.

In spring 1827 Schubert performed the first part of his best-known song cycle ' Winterreise ' for his friends for the first time. At this time he assumed that he had set all the texts belonging to the cycle to music. Only later did he come across the complete cycle of 24 songs in Muller's volume ' Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten ' of 1824. As a result, he set the twelve further poems as a separate group, partly paraphrasing the songs in the first part and partly continuing them.

The appendices also contain four songs -"Wasserflut","Rast","Mut"and"Der Leiermann"- in Schubert's original keys before they were transposed down a tone by him or his publisher Haslinger .

- Famous song cycle, taken from the practical Complete Edition of Schubert Lieder, Volume 3
- Foreword by Walther Durr discussing the history of the work's composition and sources (Ger/Eng)
- With an English translation of the song texts by Richard Wigmore

About Barenreiter Urtext

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- 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
- A Critical Commentary explaining all 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
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  • March 08, 2019 Clean copy, but unusual keys

    This is a very readable edition. However, if you are used to the Peters editions for medium voice, 6 of the keys in this edition will throw you. Notwithstanding the quality of the product, a disappointing purchase which is practically unusable due to these keys. The publishers (and sellers) should...

    clearly indicate what the keys of the 24 songs are for future purchasers.

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