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Offline kchi

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Best Edition of Mozart Sonatas
« on: December 26, 2012, 07:38:28 PM »
Who is your preferred publisher for Mozart's piano sonatas?

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Re: Best Edition of Mozart Sonatas
«Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 08:07:00 PM »
I've been told that Bärenreiter is the best (I found that out after they were given to me...). They seem fine to me, but there are no fingerings.
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Re: Best Edition of Mozart Sonatas
«Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 02:13:37 AM »
Personally I prefer Henle Verlag Urtext...

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Re: Best Edition of Mozart Sonatas
«Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 05:51:49 AM »
I own the Henle, but often check with Bärenreiter.  IMO, some of the editorial decisions in Henle are suspect.  The following Henle statement regarding Mozart's staccato indications just doesn't sit right with me:
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Since more often than not, Mozart is inconsistent in his use of the various forms, we have refrained from distinguishing the two in order to preserve consistency and have resorted to printing one single form of dot.

If you can find a Könemann edition, they are also very good. 

An online Bärenreiter edition can be found here for free access:
http://dme.mozarteum.at/DME/main/index.php?l=2

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Re: Best Edition of Mozart Sonatas
«Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 04:01:54 PM »
for mozart especially (beethoven sometimes, depends), i prefer the weiner vienna urtexts. those things are awesome! i have a henle vol of some of them but only becuase i found a used copy on the cheap, i went out of my way for the orange one.


Offline richard black

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Re: Best Edition of Mozart Sonatas
«Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 09:10:59 PM »
Not much to choose between the three mentioned above. Some people find the layout a determining factor in deciding which to buy - see if you can view samples online or, even better, in a real shop!
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