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Arabeske, op. 18 / Blumenstuck, op. 19 for Piano

By Robert Schumann

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Composed by Robert Schumann. Edited by Holger M. Stuwe. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Performance score, anthology. Opus 18, 19. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10865. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10865).

Item Number: BA.BA10865

ISBN 9790006559589. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Preface: Holger M. Stuwe.

Schumann's"Arabeske"and"Blumenstuck"were both composed while he was living in Vienna from October 1838 to April 1839, and are thus companions to such major piano pieces as the"Fantasy in C major"(op. 17), the"Humoresque"(op. 20) and the cycles"Nachtstucke"(op. 23) and"Faschingsschwank aus Wien"(op. 26). Unlike these masterpieces, they are more ingratiating, possibly as a concession to the Viennese public; but whether the"Arabeske"is a"delicate piece for the ladies", as Schumann once maintained, is open to debate.

For our new edition of these popular pieces the editor has re-evaluated the surviving sources, devoting special attention to the placement of slurs and incorporating the latest findings in Schumann scholarship. Rounding off the volume are a clear and uncluttered engraving, practical page turns and informative notes on historical performance practice by Sezir Seskir, a fortepiano specialist from Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA) with a special interest in Schumann's pianism as well as 18th- and 19th-century performance practice.

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