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Symphony in G Major, Opus 88, No. 8

By Antonin Dvorak

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Orchestra (Fl1, Fl2 (Fl-picc), Ob1(EnglHn), Ob2 , 2 clarinet, 2 bassoon, 4Hn, 2 Trp, 3trombone, Tb, timpani, 2 Violin, Viola, Cello,KB)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Edited by Jonathan Del Mar. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Score. Opus 88, No. 8. Duration 12 hours. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10418. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10418).

Item Number: BA.BA10418

ISBN 9790006564644. 32.5 x 25.5 cm inches. Key: G major. Preface: Jonathan Del Mar.

The performance material available up till now for Dvorak's sun-filled cheerful Symphony no. 8 has been notorious for its myriad mistakes. The challenge of correcting it has now been taken over by the editor Jonathan Del Mar. He has taken into account the engraver's copy, which was actually discovered in a trash bin at Novello's in 1964. Its title page bears the words"Copied from my original manuscript"in Dvorak's hand. This source proves that many of the readings contained in the first edition and faithfully adopted in all subsequent editions, were simply slips of the copyist's pen.

This new edition with score and orchestral parts in an enlarged format is accompanied by a detailed Critical Commentary on the sources and alternative readings. It also contains important facsimile pages to clarify problematical readings.

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


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