Critical Editions

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On 13[nbsp]June 1830, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy finished his Rondo capriccioso. Originally intended as a study, Mendelssohn revised the piece and added an andante introduction, thus managing to create one of his most outstanding piano works which has maintained an unfailing popularity until today.

The new Vienna Urtext edition is based on all extant sources, with the first edition from London being of particular significance.

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Rondo capriccioso Op. 14
for piano
UT 50215


Variations sérieusesWith 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 Wiener Urtext edition is based on the autograph engraver’s copy and the first prints.

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Variations sérieuses Op. 54
for piano
UT 50278

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