Robert Schumann's Fantasie in C major for piano, opus 17 (1839) : a comparative study of selected sources and their effect on the performer

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Sara Haltiwanger Bencini (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph DiPiazza

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to compare the manuscript of the autographed fair copy of the Fantasie, Opus l7, with six selected editions, noting changes in the manuscript and editing practices. The result is a comparison of this manuscript, known as the Széchenyi, with the first edition from the British Library (1839), with two early editions by Clara Schumann (both completed in 1887), and with selected modern editions by Harold Bauer (1946), Alfred Cortot (1947), and Wolfgang Boetticher (1979). The comparison shows which markings are editorial. It also goes beyond Schumann's original text to show how musician-scholars over a period of time have interpreted various aspects of the work. From these, insights may be derived that affect the understanding of the Fantasie, which in turn affect its performance.

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Language: English
Date: 1989
Schumann, Robert, $d 1810-1856. $t Fantasien, $m piano, $n op. 17, $r C major

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