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  1. Ave Maria

    Charles Gounod / Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ave Maria

    Gounod had no qualms about arranging well-known works by earlier masters after his own fashion. Thus in 1852 he added a melody with its own operatic climax to the famous arpeggios of the C-major Prelude BWV 846 from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. He first published instrumental versions of it under the title “MĂ©ditation”, then tried fitting various ...
  2. VallĂ©e d‘Obermann

    Franz Liszt

    VallĂ©e d‘Obermann

    Volume I of Liszt’s AnnĂ©es de pĂšlerinage, entitled Suisse, is based on impressions he gathered during an extended sojourn in Switzerland in 1835/36. The most important piece of the collection, first published in 1841, is undoubtedly VallĂ©e d’Obermann, which offers a vast richness of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic variations on the basis of two cont...
  3. EtĂŒde cis-moll op. 2 Nr. 1

    Alexander Skrjabin

    EtĂŒde cis-moll op. 2 Nr. 1

    One of Scriabin’s best-known piano pieces is also one of his very first compositions. He wrote it when he was only fifteen years old; when it appeared in print in 1893, the twenty-one-year-old was still so unknown that he did not receive any remuneration from the publisher. The rapturous etude was soon to enjoy unprecedented success. Marked “Andant...
  4. Streichquartett Nr. 5

    Bela Bartok

    Streichquartett Nr. 5

    The longest and at the same time most complex of Bartók’s six string quartets was composed in the summer of 1934 as a well-paid commission for the renowned Elisabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation in Washington. Bartók wrote it in a few weeks in Budapest. The substantially reworked autograph shows us how hard he laboured on the elaborate five-movement...
  5. Zigeuner-Weise

    Carl Bohm

    Zigeuner-Weise

  6. Canzona

    Carl Bohm

    Canzona

  7. Streichquartett Nr. 5

    Bela Bartok

    Streichquartett Nr. 5

    The longest and at the same time most complex of Bartók’s six string quartets was composed in the summer of 1934 as a well-paid commission for the renowned Elisabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation in Washington. Bartók wrote it in a few weeks in Budapest. The substantially reworked autograph shows us how hard he laboured on the elaborate five-movement...
  8. Szenen einer Jugend

    Reiner NĂ€gele

    Szenen einer Jugend

  9. Bratsche spielen Band 2

    Christine Galka

    Bratsche spielen Band 2

  10. Klaviersonate h-moll Hob XVI:32

    Joseph Haydn

    Klaviersonate h-moll Hob XVI:32

    The b-minor Sonata is part of a group of six piano sonatas which, according to Haydn’s own handwritten catalogue of works, was composed in 1776. The autograph has not survived, and the first edition of 1778 was not authorised. However, numerous copyist’s manuscripts have survived in which Haydn had his six sonatas disseminated. The separate Urtext ...
  11. FĂŒnfeinhalb NachtstĂŒcke

    Mathias Johannes Schmidhammer

    FĂŒnfeinhalb NachtstĂŒcke

  12. Fantasia per un gentiluomo

    Horst Rudolf Windhagauer

    Fantasia per un gentiluomo

  13. Jonatinen Nr.7 & 8  Band 4
  14. Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr. 5

    Franz Liszt

    Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr. 5

    The Fifth Hungarian Rhapsody, published in 1853, emerged from several earlier versions. The double character indicated in the sobriquet “HĂ©roĂŻde Ă©lĂ©giaque” is based on the two contrary themes: a “heroic” theme in minor and an “elegiac” theme in major, seasoned with characteristics of Liszt’s “style hongrois” such as augmented seconds and sharp dott...
  15. Sonatina Seconda

    Ferruccio Busoni

    Sonatina Seconda

    On the 150th anniversary of the death of Ferruccio Busoni, G. Henle Publishers is issuing one of his most important original works for piano solo. In light of his popular Bach arrangements, it is easy to overlook the fact that at the beginning of the twentieth century, Busoni was considered an avant-garde composer. Like Schönberg he transcended the...
  16. StÀndchen (Leise flehen meine Lieder)

    Franz Liszt / Franz Schubert

    StÀndchen (Leise flehen meine Lieder)

    Schubert’s StĂ€ndchen (Serenade) on Rellstab’s poem “Leise flehen meine Lieder” (Gently My Songs Entreat) not only numbers among the most well-known art songs, but is still a real hit today in Liszt’s arrangement for piano solo. Initially published in 1838 in a version without ossias, the arrangement began its triumph on the piano by 1840 at the lat...