SCHUMANN, Robert, 1810-1856

Waldszenen Opus 82. Faksimile nach dem Autograph im Besitz der Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris. Nachwort von Margrit L. McCorkle. [Ms. 344].

[Forest Scenes, piano, op.82]

detail from "Abschied"

[Henle Music Facsimiles, 18]. Munich, 2005. Oblong, 35 x 28 cm, 16, 12 pp. Full-color reproduction of the autograph score dating from 1848. Schumann’s piano tribute to the forest consists of 9 scenes representing a full day of hunting game, exploring nature, sharing companionship, and contemplating one’s life and dreams. The manuscript served as the composer’s working draft which he then revised in stages over the subsequent 20 months, finally sending it to the publisher for use as the engraver’s layout model. The dedicatee of the Waldszenen was the young amateur pianist Annette Preusser, the daughter of a prominent businessman in Leipzig with whose family the Schumanns had maintained a long-standing friendship. Handsome coverboards in green decorative paper with Schumann’s signature embossed on cover. $79  (view other volumes from this series)


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