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Schumann’s violin sonatas won an enthusiastic following very soon after they were first performed. The second sonata was considered at the time, indeed, as “second only to Beethoven’s Violin Sonata in A”. This edition is based on the score of the new edition of Schumann’s collected works, which draws not only upon the authorised first editions of both works, but also upon Schumann’s working manuscripts and – in the case of the second Sonata – the engraver’s copy and extensive correspondence between the composer and the original publishers.
(...) Die Wiener-Urtext-Ausgabe ist wie immer vorbildlich geraten: augenfreundliches und elegantes Druckbild, ein lesenswertes Vorwort von Peter Roggenkamp und ein Anmerkungskatalog, der wenige Wünsche übrig lässt. Ensemble 2/2004