Beethoven, Ludwig van
String Quartet in E-flat major op. 127
- Urtext edition at the cutting edge of scholarship, with detailed separate Critical Commentary (Eng)
- Parts ideally laid out for performance purposes
Edition no.
BA09029
ISMN
9790006564019
Volume / Series
BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor
Del Mar, Jonathan
Instrumentation of the work
String quartet
Product format
Set of parts, Urtext edition
Instrumentation
1. Violin, 2. Violin, Viola, Violoncello
Binding
in a folder
Pages / Format
23/14/15/15 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
This new scholarly-critical edition of String Quartet op. 127, the first of Beethoven’s late quartets, follows upon Urtext publications of opp. 18, 59, 74 and 95.

Once more the editor is the renowned Beethoven authority Jonathan Del Mar. All surviving sources have been consulted including sketches to clarify the conflicting readings in the autograph. Not only has Del Mar reconstructed Beethoven’s original beaming, phrasing, articulation and length of crescendo hairpins, he has also corrected wrong notes that have taken hold in editions published over the years and has supplemented missing notes.
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„Die Neuedition bietet eine breite Fülle von Ansätzen, sich neu und intensiver mit diesem zu Unrecht lange vernachlässigten Großwerk zwischen Sinfonie und Psalmvertonung zu befassen. Es ist sehr zu wünschen, dass diese prächtige Ausgabe die weitere Beschäftigung mit dem eindrucksvollen Werk und viele zukünftige Aufführugen motiviert.”
(Karl Georg Berg, Das Orchester 11-2020)
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