Viennese classical period
Bärenreiter stands not only for Bach, but in equal measure for Mozart. All of Mozart's piano compositions have appeared in practical performing Urtext editions based on the “New Mozart Edition”, including his works for piano duet, now available in a revised volume (BA 9179).
The new Urtext edition of Mozart's A-major Sonata 'for clavier alone' with its famous finale, the 'Rondo alla turca', breaks fresh ground. A recently rediscovered section of the lost autograph has provoked Bärenreiter to offer an up-to-date Urtext performance edition of this celebrated work, originally published in 1784. The only edition truly faithful to the sources, it employs the most innovative methodology of our time by separating the musical texts of the autograph and the original print. Both versions of the sonata reflect historical reality, and the editor has refrained from conflating them into a single new text.
Another important area of Bärenreiter's catalogue of Viennese classical piano music is the ongoing Urtext edition of Beethoven's complete piano sonatas including the early “Kurfürsten” Sonatas. Meticulously and critically evaluated from the sources by Jonathan Del Mar, these sonatas appear in individual editions or are grouped by opus number.
A new Urtext publication of Haydn's late sonatas is currently in preparation. Edited by Bernhard Moosbauer and Holger M. Stüwe, the edition will contain historically informed fingering and valuable notes on performance practice by Rebecca Maurer, a teacher and fortepianist.
A major addition to our catalogue is the new Urtext edition of Haydn's late sonatas. The fingering takes into account essential aspects of performance practice in Haydn's own day as well as renditions on the modern concert grand. The edition draws on the latest research findings and is rounded off with an informative preface and detailed suggestions on period performance (especially regarding instrumentation, articulation, staccato, embellishments and pedalling) by the acclaimed harpsichordist and fortepiano player Rebecca Maurer.