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Schubert: Ave Maria - solo piano version Op. 52 No. 4 in B-flat Major

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Ave Maria - solo piano version, Op. 52 No. 4
Ave Maria - solo piano version Op. 52 No. 4  in B-flat Major by Schubert piano sheet music
Key: B-flat Major Year: -
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (561 kB)

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xx Ave Maria - Shubert - Fingering
April 18, 2006, 11:23:16 AM by drooxy

Hi everybody,

I have started the "Ave Maria" from Schubert and I have a question about the fingering that is indicated:

For example, the right hand starts, in C major, with the following thirds and fourths:
  E-G / G-C / C-E
  1-2 / 2-4 / 4-5.

That fingering seems very uncomfortable to me... wouldn't it be more natural to play:
  1-3 (or even 1-2) / 1-4 / 3-5 ?

Is there a good reason for having to stretch the fingers 2, 4 and 5 as indicated on the music sheet ?

The rest of the piece goes more or less the same way with right and left hand and I would
think of applying the same "fingering changes" unless there are good reasons not to do it !

Thanks for your input !


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