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BärenreiterHighlights amongst this month's crop of new publications from Bärenreiter Urtext are an edition of an early piano quintet by Dvořák, unpublished during his lifetime, a new edition of Tartini's Devil's Trill Sonata, an album of opera choruses for mixed choir, and Gounod's Messe solennelle en l’honneur de Sainte Cécile.

Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major op. 5

Score and Parts

In 1887 Antonín Dvořák revised several of the works he had composed in the 1860s and 1870s, most of which he then published for the first time. In this context he asked the music critic Ludevít Procházka to return a manuscript copy of the Piano Quintet in A major op. 5, composed 15 years earlier. But after thoroughly revising the work he declined to publish it; instead, he wrote a new piano quintet in the same key – the famous op. 81. And so, the manuscript copy remains the sole source for this early piece of chamber music.

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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K537 "Coronation Concerto"

Reduction for Two Pianos

This piano reduction is based on the music text from the New Mozart Edition. A separate Urtext solo piano part is included, allowing the soloist not only to play the work as customary in recent decades, but also, for the first time since Mozart’s era, to improvise above the tutti basses and to conduct the ensemble from the piano. The new edition is supplemented by a separate booklet containing cadenzas and selected lead-ins by August Eberhard Müller, Carl Reinecke and Max Reger.

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Haydn: Symphony No. 90 in C major

Full Score

Haydn’s Symphony No. 90, dated 1788 in the autograph, belongs to a group of works that he composed between the Paris and the London symphonies. It thus belongs to the last symphonies he wrote before his journeys to England in 1791–92 and 1794–95. With this symphony, Bärenreiter has now published the complete performance material for all the symphonies from Nos. 82 to 104 as well as several Sturm und Drang symphonies.

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Tartini: Sonata for Violin and Basso continuo in G minor "Devil's Trill"

The “Devil’s Trill” Sonata is the most famous of Tartini's violin sonatas. For the first time, all available contemporary sources have been consulted to produce an edition closely approximating Tartini’s lost autograph. The solo part offers several ossia passages and alternative articulation marks, and the scores have been given an eminently playable realisation of the continuo part offering ample scope for improvisation. Also for the first time, this edition includes a separate part for violoncello or violone.

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Bärenreiter Album of Opera Choruses for Mixed Choir

This album for mixed choir and piano contains a selection of richly varied choruses from Italian, French, German, English and Russian operas from the 17th to 19th centuries, illuminating the great diversity of the genre. The foreword places the choruses in their dramatic context, and includes suggestions for study and interpretation, as well as notes on the pronunciation of the Russian song text.

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Bach, J S: Suites, Partitas, and Sonatas

Transcribed for harpsichord by Gustav Leonhardt

Gustav Leonhardt was considered a pioneer of historical performance practice. Between 1968 and 1978 he made harpsichord transcriptions of several of Bach’s compositions for unaccompanied violin or violoncello. Now these transcriptions are made available by his pupil, Siebe Henstra, based on the handwritten notes that Leonhardt used for his own performances.

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Organ Music for Ascension of Christ, Pentecost and Trinity

This volume, edited by Andreas Rockstroh, completes the organ music series for key times and occasions during the church year. As a collection of relatively easy 19th-century works, it presents a rich assortment of compositions and arrangements for worship and concerts and is entirely oriented towards the actual practice of church music, addressing both part- and full-time organists.

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Gounod: Messe solennelle (Ste Cécile)

Vocal Score

It was the Messe solennelle en l’honneur de Sainte Cécile that established Gounod's fame as a church composer. Its melodic invention and effective handling of the orchestra reveal a close proximity to opera. This Urtext edition is based not only on the original print of 1856 but also on copyists’ manuscripts and autograph sources. Rounding off this well-researched Urtext edition are an informative Introduction and a detailed Critical Commentary.

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Gounod: Messe solennelle (Ste Cécile)

Full Score

This is the full orchestral score to complement the above vocal score.

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Roman Kim: Three Romances for Violin and Piano

The young violin virtuoso Roman Kim arranges and composes violin music with high musical challenges and technical aplomb. Following his inimitable arrangement of Bach’s Air for violin solo, Bärenreiter is now publishing an edition of his own compositions. These three romances give violinists ample opportunity to display their skills and to entrance the audience.

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