- New Urtext edition of Dvorák’s only piano concerto
- Commentary on performance practice by Czech pianist Ivo Kahánek (Eng/Cz/Ger)
- Piano reduction by Karel Šolc adapted to fit this new edition
Edition no. BA 10420-90
Volume / Series: BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor: Steijn, Robbert van
Arranger: Šolc, Karel
Instrumentation of the work: Piano, Orchestra
Product format: Piano reduction, Urtext edition
Comments: Replaces H 1780
Pages / Format: XX, 123 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
Composed in 1876, Dvorák’s only piano concerto has been overshadowed by his other two concertos, for violin and violoncello, respectively. Performers and editors have often attempted to upgrade this pianistically unassuming work by adding stylisations of their own. Our Urtext edition revaluates the sources, frees the work from subsequent interventions and presents it to full advantage in its authentic form.
The principal source of our new edition is the first complete print issued by the publisher Hainauer in 1883, which has been meticulously collated with the autograph. The anonymous original piano reduction is so full of mistakes that editor Robbert van Steijn decided instead to present the version by Karel Šolc.