SCHUBERT, Franz, 1797-1828
Piano Sonata in G major, Op.78 (D.894)
Facsimile of the Autograph Manuscript in the British Library, Add. MS 36738. With an Introduction by Howard Ferguson and a Note on the Paper of the Manuscript by Alan Tyson
[Sonata, piano, op.78, D.894, G major]
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British Library Music Facsimiles, II. London, 1980. Oblong, 38 x 31 cm, viii, 34, 2 pp. Beautifully printed duotone of the autograph fair copy dating from October 1826. Although Schubert fair copies at first sight appear to be remarkably clear, closer examination shows many ambiguities, mainly in regard to slurs, ties, dynamics and accidentals. The commentary provides an excellent discussion of notational idiosyncracies and a detailed comparison with the Haslinger first edition. Handsome binding in blue buckram with gold lettering. Please inquire.