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Schumann - Complete Piano Works Vol. 1


Breitkopf & Hartel

Clara Schumann Edition

 Schumann's Spirit from the Hands of Kempff

In 1925, Breitkopf & Hartel approached the young pianist Wilhelm Kempff to prepare Clara Schumann's "Instructive Edition" of her husband's works for the new engraving.

"[…] The comparison with the autograph and the Urtext edition [First Schumann Complete Edition], the results of the Schumann research, the modern principles of notation - all of this would have to be taken into account in the new engraving and could lead to a significant improvement in the edition without compromising the spirit of editing by Clara Schumann."

The present edition thus conveys the reading of one of the most important pianists of the twentieth century, which we make fully accessible in time for the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann.

1 Abegg-Variations in F major Op. 1
2 Papillons Op. 2
3 Studies on Caprices by Paganini Op. 3
4 Intermezzi for Piano Op. 4
5 Impromptus on a Romance by Clara Wieck Op. 5 (1st version 18
6 Impromptus on a Theme by Clara Wieck Op. 5 (2nd version 1850
7 Davidsbuendlertaenze Op. 6 (1st version 1837)
8 Davidsbuendlertaenze Op. 6 (2nd version 1850)
9 Toccata in C major Op. 7
10 Allegro in B minor Op. 8

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