The Pinnacle of Violin Music
Beethoven’s Sonatas in a new Urtext Edition
Beethoven’s ten sonatas for piano and violin, along with those by Mozart, constitute the heart of this classical music genre. Following the lead of Mozart’s late sonatas, Beethoven lets the violin part become increasingly independent from the piano part.
Not only does Clive Brown’s scholarly two volume critical edition (BA 9014/9015, € 39.95/44.95, Set BA 9036 € 74.00) offer a meticulously edited text but for the first time it presents a list of sources and a Critical Report.Furthermore Brown documents a great number of passages where, by today’s standards, the notation raises some questions. These passages had previously been overlooked in the autograph but their significance is now clarified.