Franz Schubert’s Impromptus and Moments musicaux are among the milestones of piano music and are a regular feature in music lessons and concert performances. This new edition brings all Impromptus and Moments musicaux together in one volume in a practice-focused manner. The musical text of the ‚Impromptus‘ is based primarily on the composer’s autographs as well as on a copy of the Witteczek-Spaun Collection which was very important to Schubert. As no autograph sources for the ‚Moments musicaux‘ exist, the first and early editions of individual pieces were used as reference material. Due to this painstaking research these editions are very precise, not only with regard to musical details but also with fundamental issues like the rhythmical alignment of dotted rhythms and triplets. With clear engraving and a user-friendly page layout, this edition also features new notes on interpretation by Robert D. Levin, based on contemporary sources.
• Complete Impromptus and Moments musicaux in one volume
• Urtext based on all relevant sources
• User-friendly musical text and performance-oriented layout
• Notes on interpretation by Robert D. Levin for a deeper understanding of Schubert’s musical text
In these new editions, Badura-Skoda's fingering are carried over, though not as many as before. Ulrich Leisinger edited both these splendid volumes (…) Pianist Magazine Dec-Jan 2016 (Michael McMillan)
(...) The musical texts are beautifully printed, avoiding the cumbersome additions often found in no just Schubert's works, but in many other inferior editions of Viennese repertoire. Piano Professional Issue 40 Spring 2016, p. 30 (Melvyn Cooper)
(…) Les préfaces des éditions Wiener Urtext sont un régal pour les pianistes et les mélomanes. Non seulement elles retracent la "vie" editoriale des partitions, assez brouillonne, mais elles décrivent en détail l'état des manuscrits et le travail de vérification des si nombreuses indications (…) qu' il faut sans cesse "justifier", en raison de l'utilisation à l'époque du pianoforte. Chaque volume comprend des notes sur l'interprétation et des explications des plus précieuses. (…) Pianiste Nr. 94, 2015, S. 18