Scholarly-critical Urtext edition at the cutting edge of scholarship
Informative Introduction and expert notes on performance practice (Ger/Eng)
Detailed Critical Commentary (Eng)
Edition no. BA 11813
Volume / Series: BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor: Del Mar, Jonathan
Instrumentation of the work: Piano
Language(s) of text: English, German
Product format: Performance score, Urtext edition
Pages / Format: XVII, 42 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
In late 1821 Beethoven began work on his final piano sonata op. 111 which has been considered a towering masterwork ever since its publication. Thomas Mann gave it a literary monument in his novel “Doctor Faustus” in whose musical-theoretical digressions the main motif of the “Arietta” is set to the syllables “Wiesengrund”, the middle name of Theodor W. Adorno.
Jonathan Del Mar has re-examined the convoluted source material, including the proof sheets and errata lists that accompanied its publication. Supplementing the meticulously edited text is a detailed Critical Commentary, an informative Introduction and valuable notes on performance practice.