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Schumann's Cello Concerto Rediscovered.

In her first Urtext edition for Edition Peters, internationally renowned cellist Josephine Knight reveals Robert Schumann's original version of his Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129 - a piece he actually called a 'Concertstuck' - removing generations of inauthentic editorial interventions. This is the only available modern scholarly edition of the work as Schumann originally conceived it, and restores the text from October 1850, based on the composer's manuscript held in the Biblioteka Jagiellonska in Krakow. It is presented in a beautifully printed edition for cello with Schumann's original piano reduction. Matching orchestral material is also available from the publisher.

  • Only modern Urtext edition based on Schumann's original 1850 manuscript
  • Many new corrections and clarifications, especially to the cello part
  • Scholarly preface detailing history of the work and this edition by editor Josephine Knight, Piatti Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music London
  • Cello Part contains Josephine Knight's fingering and bowing suggestions
  • Critical Commentary
  • Matching orchestral material available separately from Edition Peters
  • Recording of the Concertstück featuring Josephine Knight available from Dutton

Robert Schumann's tragic last years have mired many of his greatest works in unnecessary doubt. The story of the suppression of his Violin Concerto by well-meaning friends is relatively well-known. Few, however, know that the version of the Cello Concerto that is routinely heard today is so far from Schumann's original conception of the work - not only in details of phrasing and articulation, but also featuring a different ending with a bold final flourish from the cello. Composed in a burst of inspiration in two weeks in October 1850 shortly after he and Clara had moved to Dusseldorf, Schumann (who in 1850 was still in good health) never heard the piece performed. In an effort to promote a performance of the work, he gave the score to the cellist Robert Emil Bockmuhl. Bockmuhl made revisions that Schumann resisted, and the hoped-for performance never happened. Schumann's health failed and he died aged just 46 in 1856. The Concerto, in an already substantially revised form, was premiered in 1860 but it was not given significant recognition until it was championed by Pablo Casals in the 20th century by which time (and since) the text for the work had accreted additions and alterations from generations of soloists.

Now Josephine Knight, Piatti Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music, London has returned to the original 1850 manuscript of the work, which is in the Biblioteka Jagiellonska in Krakow, to reveal Schumann's original thoughts for the first time in a modern Urtext edition. The edition reflects Schumann's original conception of the work as a Concertstüuck and restores Schumann's musical text, free of posthumous interventions. It is presented in a beautifully printed edition for cello, with Schumann's original piano reduction. Matching orchestral material is also available from the publisher.

'My ultimate wish,' says the editor, 'is to give performers both access to, and confidence that they are playing from, an edition which is a true representation of the piece in its original form, no matter how much more difficult this might be. I found that incorporating the changes enabled the piece to take on a completely different character - one that is lighter and happier, even "cheerful", as Schumann himself described the work.'

 

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SCHUMANN Concerto (Concertstuck) Op. 129 Original Version

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for Cello and Piano

Schumann's Cello Concerto Rediscovered.

In her first Urtext edition for Edition Peters, internationally renowned cellist Josephine Knight reveals Robert Schumann's original version of his Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129 - a piece he actually called a 'Concertstuck' - removing generations of inauthentic editorial interventions. This is the only available modern scholarly edition of the work as Schumann originally conceived it, and restores the text from October 1850, based on the composer's manuscript held in the Biblioteka Jagiellonska in Krakow. It is presented in a beautifully printed edition for cello with Schumann's original piano reduction. Matching orchestral material is also available from the publisher.

  • Only modern Urtext edition based on Schumann's original 1850 manuscript
  • Many new corrections and clarifications, especially to the cello part
  • Scholarly preface detailing history of the work and this edition by editor Josephine Knight, Piatti Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music London
  • Cello Part contains Josephine Knight's fingering and bowing suggestions
  • Critical Commentary
  • Matching orchestral material available separately from Edition Peters
  • Recording of the Concertstück featuring Josephine Knight available from Dutton

Robert Schumann's tragic last years have mired many of his greatest works in unnecessary doubt. The story of the suppression of his Violin Concerto by well-meaning friends is relatively well-known. Few, however, know that the version of the Cello Concerto that is routinely heard today is so far from Schumann's original conception of the work - not only in details of phrasing and articulation, but also featuring a different ending with a bold final flourish from the cello. Composed in a burst of inspiration in two weeks in October 1850 shortly after he and Clara had moved to Dusseldorf, Schumann (who in 1850 was still in good health) never heard the piece performed. In an effort to promote a performance of the work, he gave the score to the cellist Robert Emil Bockmuhl. Bockmuhl made revisions that Schumann resisted, and the hoped-for performance never happened. Schumann's health failed and he died aged just 46 in 1856. The Concerto, in an already substantially revised form, was premiered in 1860 but it was not given significant recognition until it was championed by Pablo Casals in the 20th century by which time (and since) the text for the work had accreted additions and alterations from generations of soloists.

Now Josephine Knight, Piatti Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music, London has returned to the original 1850 manuscript of the work, which is in the Biblioteka Jagiellonska in Krakow, to reveal Schumann's original thoughts for the first time in a modern Urtext edition. The edition reflects Schumann's original conception of the work as a Concertstüuck and restores Schumann's musical text, free of posthumous interventions. It is presented in a beautifully printed edition for cello, with Schumann's original piano reduction. Matching orchestral material is also available from the publisher.

'My ultimate wish,' says the editor, 'is to give performers both access to, and confidence that they are playing from, an edition which is a true representation of the piece in its original form, no matter how much more difficult this might be. I found that incorporating the changes enabled the piece to take on a completely different character - one that is lighter and happier, even "cheerful", as Schumann himself described the work.'

 

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**Shipping Information:** - ******FREE Shipping in WA Metro: On orders over $140****** - ******Inter-state Shipping: Flat rate fee starting from $20****** - ******International Shipping: Please CONTACT US for details****** **Oversized / Large Quantity Orders:** -----------The Crescendo Music Team is made up of musicians, teachers, technicians, and luthiers. Each instrument undergoes meticulous inspection and setup before being carefully packaged and delivered to you.----------- - Our courier companies' module may overestimate shipping charges for large products and/or multiple quantity orders. - If the estimated freight charge is unsuitable, please CONTACT US. - Occasionally, due to difficulties in delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we may be unable to offer free postage/freight subsidy. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 10% of your purchase. Rest assured, we will always notify you of any issues and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options. **CONTACT US** for further assistance.
For urgent orders, please contact us to confirm stock availability. Our staff will be in contact with you if there are any items out of stock in your order.
SCHUMANN Concerto (Concertstuck) Op. 129 Original Version

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