Franz Schubert: Impromptus

Franz Schubert: Impromptus for piano op. 90 D 899 | UT50408

The ‚Highlights' from Schubert's Impromptus for piano. The Vienna Urtext Edition now presents a new edition which is based on the latest research and performance practice.

Instrument:
for piano
Edition type:
urtext edition
Composer:
Schubert Franz
Series:
Wiener Urtext Edition
Grade:
5-7
Theme:
Wiener Urtext Edition
Opus:
op. 90
Catalogue Number:
D 899
  • UT50408
  • ISBN: 978-3-85055-773-3
  • ISMN: 979-0-50057-394-4
  • 23.1 × 30.3 cm
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Contents – Impromptus for piano op. 90 D 899

  • Impromptu Nr. 1 c-Moll op. 90/1 D 899/1
  • Impromptu Nr. 3 Ges-Dur op. 90/3 D 899/2
  • Impromptu Nr. 2 Es-Dur op. 90/2 D 899/3
  • Impromptu Nr. 4 As-Dur op. 90/4 D 899/4

Description

The 'Romanian Folk Dances' undoubtedly rank amongst Bartók's most popular compositions. The earliest version is scored for piano (1915) and was published by Universal Edition in 1918. The composer himself orchestrated this version in 1917. Several other chamber music arrangements (for example, Zoltán Székely's version for violin and piano) were not by Bartók, although he authorised them.

The musical material derives from Bartók's collections of folk music, which date right back to 1904, when he wrote down a melody sung by a Hungarian peasant girl. In the course of extensive travels throughout Eastern Europe, Bartók compiled an enormous collection of folk tunes (by 1918 his collection comprised no fewer than 2700 Hungarian, 3500 Romanian and 3000 Slovak dances and songs) which would in all probability have been lost had Bartók not written them down. As it was, some of them found their way into his compositions. In 1908 Bartók jotted down dance tunes in Transsylvania. They are the source of the 'Romanian Folk Dances'. (R.K.,from the preface)

Reviews

(…) Un labor limae estremamente accurato (si vedano anche le note critiche a fine volume) ed esaustivo che accompagna il pianista attento nello studio di questi splendidi brani: la risorsa principale della presente edizione è l'autografo di Schubert: le aggiunte di seconde fonti sono tra parentesi, quelle di un secondo manoscritto sono inoltre menzionate nelle note dettagliate, quelle dell'editore sono tra parentesi quadre.
Musica+ Nr. 45, 2016 (Laura Sebastiani)

Chez Wiener Urtext, c'est Robert Levin qui s'est chargé des notes sur l'interprétation (…) des quatre "Impromptus opus 90 D. 899" de Schubert (s'ajoutant aux indications de Paul Badura-Skoda). Comme toujours, chez cet éditeur, on tirera grand profit à lire consciencieusement les remarques concernant l'articulation, la dynamique, l'usage de la pédale, les ornementations, etc.
Pianiste Nr. 96, Jänner/Feber 2016 (Stéphane Friédérich)

L'éditeur viennois publie les "Impromptus op. 90" (…) de Schubert dans l'édition d'Ulrich Leisinger, réalisée à partir des sources manuscrites les plus pertinentes (avec remise en contexte historique et indications de variantes), le tout doigté par Paul Badura-Skoda.
La lettre du musicien, Nr. 469, Oktober 2015 (Frédéric Gaussin)

Additional information

Instrument:
for piano
Edition type:
urtext edition
Composer:
Schubert Franz
Series:
Wiener Urtext Edition
Grade:
5-7
Theme:
Wiener Urtext Edition
Opus:
op. 90
Catalogue Number:
D 899

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