Robert Schumann

Album für die Jugend für Klavier / Album for the Young for Piano
Faksimile der Erstausgabe 1848 / Facsimile of the First Edition 1848

[Album for the Young, piano, op.68, 1st ed.]

Schumann, Album for the Young op.68, 1st Edition

Weinberg, 1999. 22 x 34 cm, v, 44 pp. Beautiful bibliophile facsimile of the 1st edition, engraved by Schuberth & Comp., 1848, and edited by Schumann. This edition is distinguished by an incorrect contents page, indicating 40 instead of 43 titles. The second edition corrected this and also included a supplement: Musikalischen Haus- und Lebensregeln (Advice to Young Musicians), considered progressive for its time, as it offered a combination of practical and poetic words of wisdom for young people beginning their musical education. Example: “If everyone were to play first violin, we could not have an orchestra. Therefore respect each musician in his own place”. Preface (including the 68 rules) in Ger by August Humer. Bibliophile binding with buckram spine, marbled paper boards and pasted title etikette. A wonderful gift for any Schumann lover or piano student with about half of the works for "Kleinere" (young) and the other half for "Erwachsenere" (adults). $65


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Schumann, Album for the Young, 1st Edition