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Thursday, 14 September 2017   

BACH, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750

[Cantata 9] “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her” BWV 9. Kantate zum 6. Sonntag nach Trinitatis. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus den Sammlungen der Musikabteilung der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. = Facsimile of the Autograph from the Collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; In Zusammenarbeit mit der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Daniel Boomhower.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile,40. Laaber, 2015. 21 x 33 cm, 16, 18 pp. Color halftone of the beautifully preserved autograph score composed most likely between 1734-1735. Scored for solo SATB, SATB chorus, vln I-II, vla, trav. fl, ob d’amore, bc. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $89 (more info... ) [item no.9448]


[Cantata 10] “Meine Seel’ erhebt den Herren!” BWV 10. Kantate zum Fest Mariae Heimsuchung. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus der Gertrude Whittall Foundation Collection in der Musikabteilung der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. = Facsimile of the Autograph from the Gertrude Whittall Foundation Collection in the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; In Zusammenarbeit mit der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Daniel Boomhower.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile,41. Laaber, 2015. 21 x 33 cm. xvi, 24 pp. Color halftone of the autograph score composed for the Feast of the Visitation of Mary. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Scored for solo SATB, SATB chorus, vln I-II, vla, tpt, 2 ob, bc. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $99 (more info... ) [item no.9449]


[Cantata 61] Kantate Nr.61 “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” BWV 61. Faksimile der Originalpartitur mit einem Vorwort herausgegeben von Peter Wollny.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 3. Laaber, 2000. 21 x 33 cm, xvi, 12 pp. Halftone of the autograph score. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $89 (more info... ) [item no.7719]


[Chorales, organ, BWV 651-668, 660a, 769] Die Achtzehn Grossen Orgelchoräle BWV 651-668 und Canonische Veränderungen über “Vom Himmel Hoch” BWV 769. Faksimileausgabe der autographen Handschrift der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung mit Mendelssohn-Archiv. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Peter Wollny.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 5. Laaber, 2/ 2015. 4º, xix, 54 pp. Fine color reproduction of the autograph score of the second part of Mus. ms. Bach P 271 which includes the 18 “Great” Leipzig organ chorales, plus “Vom Himmel Hoch” (S.769) and “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” (S.660a). Evidence suggests that the works arose, at least in part, as a virtuoso program of organ works that Bach performed at a number of churches including the Katharinenkirche in Hamburg, the “great organ in Cassel” and for a newly built Silbermann organ in the Dresden Frauenkirche. While the manuscript contains basically definitive versions of the chorales, as can be seen from the abundant corrections, a certain amount polishing of details took place in the preparation of this extraordinary collection. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $118 (more info... ) [item no.7720]


Orgelbüchlein BWV 599-644. Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einer Einführung von Sven Hiemke. [Signatur Mus. ms. autogr. Bach P 283].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 6. Laaber, 2004. Oblong, 20 x 17 cm, xxix, 188 pp. New full-color reproduction of the autograph. The Orgelbüchlein represents the most important and comprehensive chorale collection in the organ repertory. Codicologically the manuscript (a torso) tells us a lot about the developmental process of the collection and suggests that Bach had been compiling the Orgelbüchlein over several years. Although an anthology of 164 chorale arrangements was intended, only about one third that amount was actually copied. Nearly all of these originate from the Weimar period (1708-1717). Introduction in Ger-Eng, with a table showing the chronology and development of the collection. Hardbound, with handsome boards in decorative blue paper. $179 (more info... ) [item no.8408]


[Prelude & fugue, organ, BWV 552, Eb major] Präludium und Fuge Es-Dur BWV 552 aus dem 3. Teil der “Klavierübung”. Faksimile des Originaldrucks von 1739 herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Matthias Geuting.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 13. Laaber, 2008. Oblong, 4°. xii, 18 pp. New line-cut facsimile, of the first edition published in Leipzig in 1739. Bibliophile edition with commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound, with red paper boards and faux title etikette. $72 (more info... ) [item no.9072]


[Sonatas & partitas, violin, BWV 1001-1006] Sei solo a violino senza basso accompagnato, BWV 1001-1006. Faksimile nach der autographen Handschrift in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Geleitwort von Julia Fischer herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Sven Hiemke. [Signatur ms. aut. Bach P. 967].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 8. Laaber, 2/ 2015. 21 x 33 cm, 19, 48 pp. New full-color facsimile, in the original format, of the autograph score prepared in 1720. One of the most beautiful and meticulous of all of Bach's manuscripts, “Sei solo à violino senza basso accompagnato” are a delight for the scholar and perfomer alike. Bach clearly has taken performance from the autograph into consideration—by using comparatively large note heads, detailed articulation and phrasing marks, "custodes" that sit nearly throughout the manuscript at the end of each staff and anticipate the pitch at the beginning of the following staff, and by diligently planning the page layout with only few page turns, which are accompanied with the instruction "volti subito" (turn immediately). Bibliophile edition with commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with blue paper boards and faux title etikett. $99 (more info... ) [item no.8624]


BARTÓK, Béla, 1881-1945

[Sonata, violin, Sz. 117] Sonate für Violine solo Sz 117 / BB 124). Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus der Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Stefen Drees
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 26. Laaber, 2017. 28 x 32 cm, xxi, 18 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph fair copy along with 15 pp of sketch material. The sonata was commissioned by Yehudi Menuhin in Nov. 1943 and premiered by him in Carnegie Hall Nov. 26, 1944. A wonderful late Bartók virtuoso piece full of Hungarian qualities, biting rhythms, with subtle reference to Bach’s Sei solo a violino senza basso accompagnato BWV 1001-1006, by his use of of movement titles “Tempo di ciaccona” and “Fuga”. Like Bach's Sei solo autograph, it has a clearly-copied text that allows the performer to play directly from it. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $114 (more info... ) [item no.9396]


BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827

[Concerto, piano, orch, no.3, op.37, C minor] Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr.3 c-Moll op.37. Faksimileausgabe der autographen Handschrift der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung mit Mendelssohn-Archiv. Mit einem Kommentar von Elisabeth Schmierer und einem Geleitwort von Mitsuko Uchida.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 45. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, xxiv, 240 pp. Facsimile, in full-color, of the autograph manuscript preseved in the State Library, Berlin. Hardbound. $448 [item no.9508]


[Concerto, piano, orch, no.5, op.73, “Emperor”, Eb major] Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Es-Dur Opus 73. Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Kommentar herausgegeben von Hartmut Hein und einem Vorwort von Alfred Brendel. [Mus. ms. autogr. Beethoven 15].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 7. Laaber, 2005. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, xxiv, 240 pp. Facsimile, in full-color, of the autograph manuscript preseved in the State Library, Berlin. Beethoven called his last piano concerto, written in the same key as the Eroica, E-flat major, “a grand concerto”. It was influenced by the political and social events of the time, originally intended as the people’s call to arms against Napoleon. Beethoven’s 1809 autograph score documents not only the compositional process of the work written over a period of more than a year, but also provides a fascinating biographical testimony, as it was in the same year, sadly, that the composer had to discontinue his own public performances as a pianist due to his ever worsening deafness. This tragic break in his performing career caused him to develop a much more detailed autograph of the Fifth Piano Concerto than those of his earlier works. Clothbound. $484 (more info... ) [item no.8446]


[Romance, violin, orch, op.50, F major] Romanze für Violine & Orchester F-Dur op.50. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Library of Congress in Washington. Mit einer Einleitung von Stefan Drees.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 20. Laaber, 2011. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, xvi, 32 pp. Facsimile, in full-color, of the autograph fair copy, dated by different authorities as either 1798 of 1802. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $104 (more info... ) [item no.9264]


[Sonata, piano, no.23, op.57, F minor] Klaviersonate “Appassionata” f-moll op.57. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris. Mit einer Einleitung von Wolfram Steinbeck.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 21. Laaber, 2011. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, xxiv, 48 pp. Full-color halftone of the composer’s autograph (1805-1806), a fair copy with numerous corrections. The autograph contains a fascinating note written by Paul Bigot (husband of the pianist Marie Bigot) which sheds light on the provenance of the ms: "During the journey, he [Beethoven] was surprised by a storm and driving rain, which soaked through the case in which he carried the Sonata in F minor which he had just composed. Following his arrival in Vienna he visited us and, laughing, showed the still wet composition to my wife, who took a closer look at it. Moved by the surprising beginning she sat down at the piano and begin to play it. Beethoven had not expected this and was surprised to see how Mad. Bigot did not let herself be stopped for a moment by the many erasures and changes which he had made. It was the original which he was in the process of taking to the publisher so that it could be engraved. When Mad. Bigot had played it and asked him to give it to her, he agreed and faithfully brought it back for her once it had been engraved". The autograph passed from the Bigot family to the Conservatoire de Musique, and then to the BN in Paris. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with handsome paper boards. $116 (more info... ) [item no.9265]


[Sonata, piano, no.30, op.109, E major] Klaviersonate E-Dur op.109. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Mit einem Kommentar von Siegfried Mauser.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 14. Laaber, 2011. Oblong, 31 x 24 cm, xv, 40 pp. Facsimile, in full-color, of the autograph fair copy manuscript (with corrections) entitled “Sonate für das Hammerklavier” and dedicated to his friend Antoine Brentano, also the dedicatee of the Piano Trio WoO 39. This is the first sonata—completed in the fall of 1820—of a trilogy (op.109, 110 & 111) promised to the publisher Schlesinger with operations in Paris and Berlin. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $98 (more info... ) [item no.9090]


[Sonata, piano, no.31, op.110, Ab major] Klaviersonate As-Dur op.110. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Kommentar von Siegfried Mauser.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 15. Laaber, 2011. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, xx, 58 pp. Full-color halftone of the composer’s autograph—simultaneously a fair and working copy—completed on Dec. 25, 1821. Although the last piano sonatas op.109, 110 and 111 were planned as a trilogy and offered to the publisher Schlesinger, their composition was not continuous, and it is op.110 that has certain unmistakable links with the Missa Solemnis composed at the same time (sketches of op.110 can be found alongside those of the Credo, the Agnus dei & Dona nobis pacem of the Mass). The sonata was ultimately published by Schlesinger in September of 1822. Introduction in Ger/Eng. Hardbound with handsome boards in grey patterned paper. $132 (more info... ) [item no.9091]


[Sonata, piano, no.32, op.111, C minor] Klaviersonate c-Moll op. 111. Das Faksimile Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Kommentar von Siegfried Mauser.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 16. Laaber, 2011. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, xv, 42 pp. Facsimile, in full-color, of the autograph manuscript completed in the spring of 1822. Compared to the previous sonatas of the trilogy (op.109, 110 & 111), op.111 had a rather long correction and printing period. After the Schlesinger (son & father) editions appeared in Paris and Berlin respectively Beethoven angrily had the Viennese publisher Diabelli issue a corrected reprint. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $98 (more info... ) [item no.9092]


[Symphony, no.5, op.67, C minor, autogr.] Symphonie Nr.5 C-Moll Opus 67. Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Kommentar herausgegeben von Rainer Cadenbach. [Mus. ms. autogr. Beethoven. Mendel.-Stift. 8 & 20].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 4. Laaber, 2002. Oblong, 33 x 24 cm, 342, 38 pp. New full-color reproduction of the autograph score. This is the composer’s “working” ms from 1808, including a 38 page segment of the third movt (not issued in the 1942 facsimile), showing traces of intensive compositional elaboration, corrections and revisions. Afterword in Ger-Eng. Linen, with slipcase. $658 (more info... ) [item no.7784]


[Symphony, no.5, op.67, C minor, autogr.] Symphonie Nr.5 C-Moll Opus 67. Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Kommentar herausgegeben von Rainer Cadenbach. [Mus. ms. autogr. Beethoven. Mendel.-Stift. 8 & 20].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 4. Laaber, 2002. Oblong, 33 x 24 cm, 342, 38 pp. Same as above but softbound version without slipcase. $279 (more info... ) [item no.8738]


[Symphony, no.7, op.92, A major] Symphonie Nr.7 A-Dur Opus 92. Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Kommentar herausgegeben von Lothar Zagrosek. [Mus. ms. autogr. Beethoven. Mendel.-Stift. 9].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 51. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. Oblong, 33 x 24 cm, 256, xvi pp. Full-color reproduction of the autograph score. Afterword in Ger-Eng. Linen. $448 [item no.9543]


BERG, Alban, 1885-1935

[Concerto, violin, orchestra] Violinkonzert. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Library of Congress, Washington. Mit einem Kommentar von Douglas Jarman.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 22. Laaber, 2011. 4°, xv, 96 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph dated August 11, 1935. The work was written on commission from the violinist Louis Krasner, but is was the death of Manon Gropius (daugther of Alma Mahler and Walter Gropius) that was the main impetus for Berg, setting aside work on Lulu, to complete the concerto. It was dedicated “To the memory of an angel”. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $239 (more info... ) [item no.9228]


BRAHMS, Johannes, 1833-1897

[Lieder, selections] Wiegenlied. “Guten abend, gut’ Nacht”, Opus 49, Nr. 4. Faksimile nach dem Autograph des Glinka-Nationalmuseums für Musikkultur, Moskau. Mit einem Geleitwort von Brigitte Fassbaender und einer Einführung von Wolfgang Sandberger.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 30. Laaber, 2014. Oblong, 25 x 17 cm, xiv, 4 pp. Full-color facsimile of Brahms‘ touching “Lullaby and good night”, the intimate and conforting folk song sung by mothers at their children’s bedside. The precious manuscript is an autograph presentation copy sent by Brahms on July 15, 1868 to a couple in Bonn—Arthur and Bertha Faber—to honor the birth of their second son, Hans. Hardbound in decorative paper with faux title etikette. $65 (more info... ) [item no.9349]


[Concerto, piano, orch, no.2, op.83, Bb major] Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 2 B-Dur Opus 83. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky. Mit einer Einführung von Jürgen Neubacher und einem Geleitwort von Christoph Eschenbach.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 28. Laaber, 2013. Oblong, 38 x 30 cm, 21, 172 pp. Beautiful full-color halftone of the autograph fair copy. Since its premiere in Budapest on Nov. 9, 1881 with Brhams as soloist the Bb major Concerto has become a mainstay in the repertory. The autograph, like the Symphony No.4, was used for the first performance and exemplar for the first engraved edition and as such is full of “performance & workshop talk”—performance instructions, messages, cues, corrections and other revisions that give the manuscript a living and breathing quality. $406 (more info... ) [item no.9333]


[Concerto, violin, orchestra, op.77, D major] Violinkonzert D-Dur Opus 77: With a Selection from the Engraver’s Copy of the Violin Part. Facsimile of the Autograph from the Collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. with a Preface by Julia Fischer and an Introduction by Stefan Drees / Mit einer Auswahl aus der Stichvorlage der Violinstimme. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus den Sammlungen der Musikabteilung der Library of Congress, Washington mit einem Kommentar von Stefan Drees.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 19. Laaber, 2014 Oblong, 38 x 30 cm, xviii, 106 pp. Beautiful full-color halftone of the autograph and annotated solo violin part. Contains numerous corrections and adjustments (involving phrasing, dynamics and minor note changes) by Brahms’ revered friend Joseph Joachim. Hardbound in decorative paper. $240 (more info... ) [item no.9268]


[Sonata, violin, piano, no.1, op.78, G major] Sonate für Klavier und Violine Nr. 1 G-Dur Opus 78. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Wienbibliothek im Rathaus, Musiksammlung, Wien. Mit einem Geleitwort von Julia Fischer und einer Einführung von Eberhard Hüppe.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 27. Laaber, 2013. Oblong, 38 x 30 cm, xxii, 36 pp. 3-color halftone of the autograph score signed “June 1879”. It's the composer's first sonata for violin & piano, sometimes referred to as the “Regenlied Sonata” because of the self borrowing of the first two bars from the song Regenlied (op.59 no.3) for the main theme of the third movement. Its melancholic mood has been recently connected with Brahms' sadness over the deteriorating health and eventual death of his godson, Felix Schumann—son of Clara and Robert—who intermittently strove to become a violinist. The autograph is teeming with corrections and alterations, most likely made shortly after the first performance of the piece in August 1879 given by Brahms and Joachim in a private setting. The sonata received its first public performance by Robert Heckmann & Marie Heckmann-Hertig in Bonn, 8 Nov. 1879. Hardbound. $116 (more info... ) [item no.9332]


Variations, piano, theme by Handel, op.24] Variationen und Fuge über ein Thema von Händel für Klavier B-Dur, op.24. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus den Sammlungen der Musikabeilung der Library of Congress, Washington = Facsimile of the Autograph from the Collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; In Zusammenarbeit mit der Library of Congress, Washington. Mit einem Geleitwort von Christoph Eschenbach und einer Einführung von Frédéric Döhr.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 18. Laaber, 2014. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, xvii, 26 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph fair copy dating from September 1861. Entitled “Variationen für eine liebe Freundin” [Clara Schumann], the autograph is a fascinating document abounding in corrections and alterations in tempi, fingerings, dynamics and articulations. Brahms played the piece for the first time in Hamburg 4 Nov. 1861 for a private social gathering at the home of Hermann Wagner. The first public performance was subsequently given by Clara Schumann on 7 Dec. 1861. The imminent music biographer Donald Tovey counts it as among the half dozen greatest sets of variations ever written. Hardbound in decorative paper with faux title etikette. $99 (more info... ) [item no.9366]


BURMEISTER, Joachim, 1564-1629

Musica poetica. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung (deutsch/englisch) von Rainer Bayreuther. Übersetzung von Philipp Kallenberger.
Laaber-Reprint, 7. Laaber, 2004. 16 x 21 cm, xxiii, 92, 78 pp. Line-cut of the Rostock, 1606 edition, together with new translation into German. Wrappers. $59 [item no.8501]


FORKEL, Johann Nikolaus, 1749-1818

Allgemeine Geschichte der Musik. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung (deustch-englisch) von Claudia maria Knispel.
Laaber-Reprint, 8. Laaber, 2005. 15 x 21 cm, 2 vols, xviii, 1449 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1788-1801 edition. Wrappers. $231 [item no.8509]


HAYDN, Franz Joseph, 1732-1809

[Symphony, no.45, “Farewell”, F sharp major, Hob.I:45] Sinfonie Fis-Moll, Hob. I:45 “Abschiedssinfonie” Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Országos Széchényi Könyvtár, Budapest. Mit einem Kommentar von Armin Raab.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 11. Laaber, 2010 21 x 34 cm, xviii, 62 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score issued on the occasion of the bicentenary of the composer’s death. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound in decorative paper. $142 (more info... ) [item no.9010]


[Symphony, no.102, Bb major, Hob.I:102] Sinfonie Nr. 102 (”London”) Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek Berlin. Mit einer Einleitung (deutsch/englisch) von Armin Raab.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 12. Laaber, 2010 26 x 41 cm, xvi, 57 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph fair copy composed in 1794 for Haydn's second London visit. Scored for 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 bsn, 2 hn, 2 tpt, timp, & strings, the work has all the stylistic hallmarks of the late Haydn symphony with its masterly confluence of simplicity and complexity, folkishness and sophistication. There is also the element of thematic surprise as well as orchestral excitement (the drumroll that ushers in the recapitulation in the first movement) and outrageous wit, shown by the violins getting “stuck” on a phrase in the finale and unable to remember what comes next. A fitting tribute for the celebration of the bicentenary of the composer’s death. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound in decorative paper. $142 (more info... ) [item no.9011]


MARPURG, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1718-1795

Abhandlung von der Fuge. Nach den Grundsätzen und Exempeln der besten deutschen und ausländischen Meister entworfen. Mit CXXII Notentafeln. Mit einer Einführung (deutsch/englisch) von Michael Heinemann.
Laaber-Reprint, 1. Laaber, 2004. 16 x 21 cm, xvi, 542 pp. Line-cut of the Berlin, Hamburg edition. Wrappers. $109 [item no.8499]


MATTHESON, Johann, 1681-1764

Critica musica. Reprint der Ausgabe Hamburg 1722-1725. Einführung von Sven Hiemke.
Laaber-Reprint, 4. Laaber, 2003. 15 x 21 cm, 2 vols, xxxvii, 804 pp. Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1722 edition. Wrappers. $132 [item no.8500]


Kleine Generalbass-Schule. Mit einer Einführung (deutsch/englisch) von Sven Hiemke.
Laaber-Reprint, 5. Laaber, 2003. 15 x 21 cm, xxiv, 280 pp. Line-cut of the Joh. Christoph Kißner edition, Hamburg 1739. Wrappers. [item no.8371]


[”Orchestre” writings, integrale edition] Die drei Orchestre-Schriften: Das Neu=Eröffnete Orchestre; Das Beschütze Orchestre; Das Forschende Orchestre. Faksimile der Ausgaben Hamburg 1713, 1717 und 1721. Mit einer Einführung (deutsch/englisch) von Dietrich Bartel.
Laaber-Reprint, 3. Laaber, 3/ 2007. 15 x 21 cm, 3 vols, xlix, 912 pp. Line-cut of the Hamburg, 1713, 1717 and 1721 editions. Wrappers. $222 [item no.8508]


MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix, 1809-1847

[Concerto, violin, orch, op.64, E minor] Violinkonzert E-Moll, Opus 64. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Bibliotheka Jagiellońska, Kraków. Mit einem Kommentar von Stefan Drees.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 10. Laaber, 2010. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, xii, 68 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score dated 16 September 1844. Mendelssohn's popular “Concerto for Violin in E Minor op.64”, a mainstay in the concerto repertoire didn't have an easy birth and is known in two versions, the sole surviving autograph of 1844—reproduced here in facsimile—and the printed edition of 1845, a more brilliant version incorporating many of the changes suggested by Ferdinad David, dedicatee of the piece and his concertmaster at Leipzig. On July 30, 1838, the composer wrote to him: “I would like to write a violin concerto for you next winter. One in E minor goes through my head and the beginning will not leave me in peace." David encouraged Mendelssohn but also expressed a desire for it to be ostentatious, a suitable showcase for the violinist's talents. Mendelssohn was not used to flamboyance for its own sake and this wish conflicted with his musical temperament, prolonging the writing of the concerto. More than six years later with only three months before it was to be performed he confided to David: “Do not laugh at me too much. I feel ashamed in any case, but I cannot help it. I am just groping around.” It was finally premiered on 13 March 1845 and published shorly thereafter by Breitkopf & Härtel. There are well over 100 changes between the two versions, mostly issues concerning tempo, orchestration, and solo parts. While some are outright shocking, where Mendelssohn has taken in the final version the solo line up or down an octave, added entirely new notes to the violin part, or slightly changed the wind writing, no matter which version is considered both are pure Mendelssohn, and all the magical elements that make the Violin Concerto what it is, that make it so beloved and so popular, are completely intact. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Linen. Issued on the occasion of the bicentenary of the composer’s birth. Hardbound with dark blue boards. $177 (more info... ) [item no.9009]


MONTEVERDI, Claudio, 1567-1643

Lamento d'Arianna. Faksimile nach dem Erstdruck der Universitätsbibliothek Gent. Mit einem Kommentar von Silke Leopold.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 49. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. 17 x 24 cm, xx, 35 pp. Line-cut of Venice, 1620 edition. Hardbound. $93 [item no.9510]


[L’Orfeo, 1609 ed.] L’Orfeo. Favola in musica. Faksimile des Erstdrucks Venedig 1609 herausgegeben von Elisabeth Schmierer. [Biblioteca Nazionale, Florence].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 1. Laaber, 1998. 24 x 34 cm, xvi, 104 pp. Line-cut of Venice, 1609 edition. Laid paper. Hardbound. $58 [item no.4617]


MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791

[Concerto, piano, orch, no.9, K.271] Klavierkonzert “Jenamy” Eb-Dur KV 271. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Bibliothek der Jagiellońska Kraków. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Ulrich Konrad.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 38. Laaber, 2017. Oblong, 4°, xxiii, 136 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Michael Lorenz describes Mozart's Piano Concerto K. 271 ('Jenamy') as “a miracle of musical originality. In the mastership of its orchestration, its stupendous innovative energy and its effect, despite limited instrumental means, this piece has absolutely no precedent. It is Mozart's first great composition, 'his Eroica' as Alfred Einstein put it, 'which he later would match, but never surpass'. With a creative thrust beyond compare, a kind of musical fulguration (in the sense of the term as coined by Konrad Lorenz), Mozart broke all previous conventions and already in 1777 demonstrated the superior mastery that distinguishes his piano concertos of the Vienna years. Formal surprises are being combined with unbridled melodic exuberance”. Lorenz also made the important discovery in 2003 that the concerto—previously nicknamed “Jeunehomme”—was actually commissioned by Victoire Jenamy, an excellent pianist and daugther of the the famous dance master Jean George Noverre. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $239 (more info... ) [item no.9404]


[Concerto, piano, orch, no.15, K.450] Klavierkonzert Nr. 15 B-Dur KV 450. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar. Mit einem Kommentar von Hartmut Hein.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 37. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. Oblong, 4°, xxiv, 88 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. (subscription price) $205 [item no.9403]


[Concerto, piano, orch, no.16, K.451] Klavierkonzert Nr. 16 D-Dur KV 451. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Bibliothek der Jagiellonen-Universität Krakau. Mit einem Kommentar von Siegbert Rampe.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 39. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. Oblong, 4°, xxiv, 84 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. (subscription price) $191 [item no.9405]


[Concerto, piano, orch, no.27, K.595] Klavierkonzert Nr. 27 B-Dur KV 595. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Bibliothek der Jagiellonen-Universität Krakau. Mit einem Kommentar von Peter Revers.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 36. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. Oblong, 4°, xxiv, 104 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. (subscription price) $229 [item no.9402]


[Concerto, violin & orch, no. 5, K.219, A major] Violinkonzert A-Dur KV 219. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus den Sammlungen der Musikabteilung der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung Stefan Drees / Facsimile of the Autograph from the Collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Edited and with an Introduction by Stefan Dress.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 35. Laaber, 2016. Oblong, 4°, xxii, 92 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Although Mozart was an accomplished violinist, playing the premiere of the Strasboug Concerto, his last concerto was probably fashioned for Antonio Brunetti, with whom Mozart shared the concertmaster position in the orchestra of the Prince and Archbishop of Salzburg. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper bounds. (subscription price) $189 (more info... ) [item no.9401]


[Sonata, piano, K.333, autogr.] Klaviersonate B-Dur KV 333. Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Geleitwort von Mitsuko Uchida. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Claudia Maria Knispel.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 2. Laaber, 2005. 24 x 31 cm, 19, 6 pp. Full-color (and full-sized) facsimile of the autograph score issued on the occasion of “Mozart Year 2006”. Mozart’s notation is wonderfully fluid and free, yet almost completely free of corrections. An analysis of the autograph and first edition (Torricelli, 1784) reveal interesting differences in dynamics, articulations, including a few altered pitches. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Coverboard in decorative paper. $89 (more info... ) [item no.7830]


[Symphony, no.38, “Prague”, K.504] Sinfonie Nr.38 KV 504 (“Prager” Sinfonie). Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Bibliothek Jagiellońska Krakau. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Ulrich Konrad.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 34. Laaber, 2016. Oblong, 4°, xvvi, 74 pp. Color facsimile of the autograph score completed 6 Dec. 1786. The original ms was not among those sold by Constanza to Johann Anton André, but rather took a circuitous route, believed once to be in the hands of the choir director Anton Stoll (or Ferdinand III Grand Duke of Toscana), passing to the Moravian singer Franz Hauser in 1848 and 10 years later into the collection of Franz Liszt, from whom it was transferred to the Royal Library in Berlin. The “Prague”, or third of 7 symphonies from the Vienna decade 1781-1791 occupies a unique position within Mozart’s mature works, calling for pairs of flutes, oboes, bassoons, horns, and trumpets. It’s 3-movement form is also unusual and has produced inexhaustible discussion. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Coverboards in decorative paper. Subscription price valid until 6/30/16. $177 (more info... ) [item no.9400]


SCHOENBERG, Arnold, 1874-1951

A Survivor from Warsaw opus 46. Edited by Therese Muxeneder. Facsimile Edition of the Autograph from the Collection of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D..C. With a Preface by Nuria Schoenberg Nono and an Introduction by Therese Muxender.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 29. Laaber, 2013. Oblong, 41 x 27 cm, xxx, 30 pp. Full color reproduction of the autograph short score preserved in the Koussevitzky Collection at the Library of Congress. This deeply inspirational work for narrator, men’s chorus and orchestra, written in just 13 days, is a nice summing up of Schoenberg’s compositional and technical achievements. The handwriting of the 73 year old is shaky, and due to failing eyesight relatively large, but nevertheless there is clear and raw energy in his setting and depiction of the horrific Warsaw ghetto, in his words, “based partly upon reports which I have received directly or indirectly.” Hardbound with photo reproduction of the original binding. $214 (more info... ) [item no.9348]


SCHUBERT, Franz, 1797-1828

[Erlkönig, D.328] Erlkönig (D 328). Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Elisabeth Schmierer.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 32. Laaber, 2015. Oblong, 4°, xiii, 12 pp. Full-color facsimile of the fair copy autograph, third version. This version differs markedly from the first printed edition of 1821 chiefly in respect of its performance markings and thus documents an interesting stage in the genesis of Schubert's best known and most widely disseminated song. Introduction in German-English with analysis of the four manuscript versions of Erkönig. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $76 (more info... ) [item no.9398]


[”Die Forelle”, op.32, D. 550] Die Forelle (D 550). Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus den Sammlungen der Musikabteilung der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Elisabeth Schmierer / Facsimile of the Autograph from the Collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Edited and with an Introduction by Elisabeth Schmierer.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 33. Laaber, 2015. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, 25, 2 pp. Full-color facsimile of the final version of the autograph dating from 1821, with moralistic warning of a trout being caught by a fisherman, metaphor for young women being chased by men. This particular autograph, the "fifth version" of the piece, was long unknown and it was not until 1975 that it appeared in the Schubert Complete Edition. Not generally the most performed version, it features a number of "earlier" melodic variants in a handful of passages and is the only version with a piano introduction. Introduction in Ger-Eng provides a detailed analysis of the five versions and the central problems relating to the compositional and performing practices of Schubert's day. Hardbound in decorative paper. A beautiful gift for any Schubert enthusiast. $58 (more info... ) [item no.9399]


[Winterreise, D.911] Winterreise (D 911). Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Mit einem Geleitwort von Brigitte Fassbaender und einer Einführung von Michael Kube.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 31. Laaber, 2015. Oblong, 4°, 17, 74 pp. One of Schubert's greatest compositions, based on the poetry of Wilhelm Müller. Full-color facsimile of the autograph—a treasure of the Pierpont Morgan Library—consisting of a mixture of fair copies and heavily emended first versions. The somber mood of the songs reflects a tragedy in a distant frozen landscape, with frozen tears, numbed feelings, a longing for death, each stage of the loss of love is sounded out by the somnambulistic text of Müller. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound (text adapted from B. Fassbaender) $189 (more info... ) [item no.9397]


[Variations, flute, piano, D.802, E minor] Variationen über “Trockne Blumen” E-Moll für Flöte & Klavier op.160 / D 802. Faksimile des Autographs der Wienbibliothek. Mit einem Kommentar von András Adorján.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 17. Laaber, 2010. Oblong, 4°, xii, 24 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph. After completing the song cycle Die schöne Müllerin in January of 1824 Schubert set about recasting the 18th song—“Trockne Blumen”—into an introduction and set of seven variations for flute and piano. The work may have been composed for Ferdinand Bogner, a flutist and friend of the composer. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $102 (more info... ) [item no.9141]


SCHUMANN, Robert, 1810-1856

[Lieder, op.48] Dichterliebe, opus 48. Liederkreis aus Heinrich Heines Buch der Liede. Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Geleitwort von Brigitte Fassbaender. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Elisabeth Schmierer.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 9. Laaber, 2005. 25 x 33 cm, 14, 44 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score (Mus. ms. autog. R. Schumann 16,2) issued on the occasion of “Schumann Year 2006”. Dichterliebe (”Poet’s Love”), a cycle of 20 settings on poetry by Heinrich Heine (“Book of Songs”), is undoubtedly Schumann’s masterpiece of song writing. It was written in the short period of a week, during what is called Schumann’s “year of songs”, 1840 (the same year as the Eichendorff Songs, op.30 Myrten, op.25, Frauenliebe und -leben, op.42 and Heine-Liederkreis op.24). The cycle was first performed by Julius Stockhausen with Brahms accompanying at the piano. Hardbound, with decorative paper boards. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with boards in decorative paper. $117 (more info... ) [item no.8625]


[Album for the Young, piano, op.68] Album für die Jugend op.68. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus dem Robert-Schumann-Haus, Zwickau. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Michael Beiche.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 43. Laaber, 2017. Oblong, 28.5 x 21.5 cm, xxi, 94 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score, together with some entries by his wife Clara, and two pieces in the hand of Ferdinand, Schumann’s grandson. The MS is the basis of the first edition and thus has the usual engravers pencil markings. Despite being a fair copy it documents some compositional work, especially regarding the conclusions of certain pieces, and also sheds light on the selections process, as not all pieces get included in the final printed edition. The impetus of composing Album for the Young is clear from a diary entry of Clara written 1 September 1848: “The pieces which children learn in piano lessons are so poor that Robert had the idea of composing and publishing a book (a kind of album) entirely with children’s pieces. He has already written a plethora of charming little pieces”. Later that year Clara wrote to their friend Carl Reinecke of the pedagogical importance of the work: “they are thus also easy to execute and I believe these pieces will meet the wishes of many amateurs, of precisely those who do not play well enough to perform Robert’s grander piano compositions”. And in a postscript to this letter Robert writes as a postscript: “I do not know when I ever found myself in such a good mood as when writing these pieces. It truly overwhelmed me”. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with boards in decorative paper. (subscription price) $173 (more info... ) [item no.9509]


TÜRK, Daniel Gottlob, 1756-1813

Anweisung zum Generalbaßspielen. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung (deutsch/englisch) von Rainer Bayreuther.
Laaber-Reprint, 6. Laaber, 2005. 16 x 21 cm, xxxvi, 402 pp. Line-cut of the Halle, 1800 edition. With introduction in Ger-Eng. Wrappers. $102 [item no.8506]


WAGNER, Richard, 1813-1883

Kinder-Katechismus zu Kosel’s Geburtstag (WWV 106B). Faksimile nach dem Autograph des Nationalarchivs der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung Bayreuth. Mit einem Kommentar von Sven Friedrich.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 24. Laaber, 2012. Oblong, 29.7 x 21 cm, xvi, 8 pp. Full-color halftone of the autograph score of Wagner’s tribute to “Kosel” (Cosima), his second wife, on her 36th birthday, 25 December 1873. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $63 (more info... ) [item no.9294]


[Lieder, “Matthilde Wesendonck”, WWV 91A] “Wesendonk-Lieder”, Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme mit Pianoforte-Begleitung (WWV 91). Faksimile nach dem Autograph des Nationalarchivs der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung Bayreuth. Mit einem Kommentar von Elisabeth Schmierer.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 25. Laaber, 2012. 27 x 35 cm, xviii, 22 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph (piano & voice) of the work that served as the model for Tristan. Individual settings are “Stehe still”, “Der Engel”, “Schmerzen”, “Im Treibhause”, and “Träume”. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $111 (more info... ) [item no.9291]


[Siegfried Idyll, fair copy, WWV 103] Siegfried-Idyll E-Dur. Faksimile nach dem Autograph des Nationalarchivs der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung Baureuth. Mit einem Kommentar von Sven Friedrich.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 23. Laaber, 2012. Oblong, 29.7 x 21 cm, xviii, 42 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph fair copy, first performed December 25, 1870 at his home (Triebschen) on the birthday of his wife. The title refers to their son, Siegfried, at the time, one year old. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $111 (more info... ) [item no.9293]


[Siegfried Idyll, fair copy, WWV 103] Siegfried-Idyll E-Dur. Faksimile nach dem Autograph des Nationalarchivs der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung Baureuth. Mit einem Kommentar von Sven Friedrich.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 23. Laaber, 2012. Oblong, 29.7 x 21 cm, xviii, 42 pp. Same as above but deluxe version bound in full leather with title embossed in gold. $230 (more info... ) [item no.9292]


WERCKMEISTER, Andreas, 1645-1706

[Harmonologia musica; Musicalische Paradoxal-Discourse] Musiktheoretische Schriften: Harmonologia musica. Musicalische Paradoxal-Discourse. Faksimile der Ausgaben Frankfurt/Leipzig 1702 und Quedlinburg, 1707. Mit einer Einführung (deustch-englisch) von Dietrich Bartel.
Laaber-Reprint, 2. Laaber, 2/ 2007. 15 x 21 cm, xxi, 296 pp. Line-cut of the Frankfurt, 1702 and Quedlinburg 1707 editions. Wrappers. $73 [item no.8507]