“Art and science alone elevate mankind to divinity … True art is imperishable.“
Thus the words with which Beethoven, born in Bonn on the River Rhine in December 1770, proclaimed his artistic credo. In 2020 musicians and music-lovers from all over the world will celebrate the 250th birthday
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Mårten Jansson (*1965), elected member of the Föreningen svenska tonsättare (the Society of Swedish Composers), graduated from the Kungliga MusikHögskolan (Royal College of Music), Stockholm with a MFA degree in Music Education, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Voice.
'Urtext'. The very word smacks of dusty libraries and crumbling manuscripts that have to be handled with kid gloves. But behind the idea of 'Bärenreiter Urtext' are people passionately devoted, then and now, to living music. People who consider music a...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata for Piano in A major K. 331 (300i)
with the Rondo "Alla Turca"
Published in 1784, Mozart’s Sonata in A major “for clavier solo”, with its famous “Alla Turca” finale, is one of the most popular works in the entire piano literature. After a section of the lost autograph was rediscovered a few years ago, another important source has surfaced with the appearance of a previously unknown contemporary copy of the complete autograph, which has prompted Bärenreiter to update their previous Urtext edition of this celebrated piece.