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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Variations sérieuses

  • for piano
  • Instrumentation details:
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
  • Interpretatory hints: Peter Roggenkamp
  • Editor: Michael Kube
  • Fingering: Peter Roggenkamp
  • Table of contents:
    Variations sérieuses op. 54
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Bartholdy Felix Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses for piano - op. 54 | UT50278

  • Edition type: urtext edition
  • Series: Wiener Urtext Edition
  • Grade: 7-8
  • Edition info: Editor: Michael Kube Fingerings and Notes on interpretation: Peter Roggenkamp
  • Format: 23.1 × 30.3 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-85055-707-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-50057-333-3
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With his Variations sérieuses, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy contributed to the anthology Album-Beethoven which had been initiated by the Viennese publisher Pietro Mechetti and whose proceeds were to be donated for the funding of the Beethoven monument in Bonn. In order to do justice to the high standards of the composer to be honoured, Mendelssohn decided in favour of a cycle of variations which clearly stands out from the superficially virtuoso variation style of that time. The new edition of the Wiener Urtext Edition is based on the autograph engraver’s copy and the first prints. In addition, the correspondence of Mechetti‘s editor Becher with Mendelssohn could be consulted for clarifying problematic textual instances. The notes on interpretation by Peter Roggenkamp cover various aspects – from learning to master the technical demands to practical performance details. The edition is rounded off by a practical and user-friendly notation.

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  • Variations sérieuses op. 54


(…) This new edition is beautifully presented, with lots of space and sympathetic page turns. There are excellent notes on the historical background as well as on interpretation. (…) International Piano Magazine 11/2012

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