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Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67


By Ludwig van Beethoven

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Orchestra (picc. bsn - - timp - str)
Urtext. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Clive Brown. Orchester-Bibliothek (Orchestral Library).

The conductor's score contains only a shortened version of the extensive Critical Report that was published separately in book form: Brown: A New Appraisal of the Sources of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

Item Number: BR.OB-5235-19

ISBN 979-0-004-33232-0. 10 x 12.5 in inches.

The present Urtext edition is based on the known surviving primary sources, and also incorporates two further, previously ignored sources, including a copy of the score made presumably in Vienna around 1820.

The score contains a summarizing Critical Report in which the annotations and divergences from familiar editions that seem to be particularly important are brought out through bold print. In the separately published study Die Neubewertung der Quellen von Beethovens Funfter Symphonie (Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Hartel, 1996), there is an extensive discussion of the source dependencies as well as facts on the origin and transmission of the work.

Words are not enough to praise this exemplary edition, resulting from many years of systematic editorial work on the sources. Breitkopfs source-critical, practice-oriented edition by Clive Brown and Peter Hauschild will provide valuable new impulses in the interpretation of Beethovens music. (Kurt Masur)

,Hauschild's new edition is based on all the major primary sources. With masterful expertise Hauschild combines source criticism with the demands of performance practice while keeping the Critical Notes brief (it goes without saying that they are in the score). His editorial emendations can thus be checked immediately. Whoever seeks more about how the Breitkopf new edition differs from other available editions will also find this information quickly and easily.

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