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Questions tagged [editions]

Questions about several published _editions_ of the same musical piece. They can have diverging sources, music, fingerings, indications, ...

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2 editions of Schirmer K 545, why the difference?

I'm a bit confused. The first and third movements in the 2 editions I have of the K 545 sonata have no difference at all. But the second movement has a difference in the development section. Both ...
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Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories? [closed]

Can someone make sense of this piece? It's written as if to purposefully discourage performers: The piece is in 3/8 when it should've been in 4/8; every measure except maybe three* is a 4-tuplet and ...
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Pros and cons of Urtext edition

An Urtext edition is one that adheres as much as possible to the original composer's manuscript (or when that is lost, early editions). Of course, it is a good thing to know the score not yet ...
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Editing larger sound files in Kontakt 5

I am using NI Kontakt 5 sampler editor. And when I try to delete some unnecessary sounds, the program starts to act like it's working on the removal, but nothing happens. This happens only with ...
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How accurate are the pedal indications of Bach - Busoni, solo piano works?

In the massive edition of Bach's solo piano works by Ferruccio Busoni with the complete name of Busoni-Ausgabe (Klavierwerke) in 25 volumes (Joh. Seb. Bach. Klavierwerke unter Mitwirkung von Egon ...
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Sibelius op .75 Number 5: is the composer a bit sloppy, is my edition a bit sloppy, or am I missing something

In my edition of this piece, there's very specific (Ped) (*) markings, which suggests to me that the composer is laying out all the pedalling. However, a bit after the Forte/fermata in the long ...
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What kind of edition and tuning to use to study Bach's fifth cello suite ?

As is well known, this suite was composed for a cello with a scordatura tuning C-G-d-g instead of the classical C-G-d-a. I have seen almost every possible combination: edition for specially-tuned ...