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Topic: Mozart edition  (Read 1498 times)

Offline r.schaefer

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Mozart edition
on: January 01, 2005, 05:20:39 PM
I'd like to buy a new Mozart edition because my old one (Konemann) doesn't have fingerings.
Which on is best? Wiener Urtext or Bärenreiter? I heard Henle isn't good for Mozart.

Offline beethovenfan

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Re: Mozart edition
Reply #1 on: January 02, 2005, 12:41:05 PM
Hi,

why isn't Henle good for Mozart?
I prefere Henle.
I think, Bärenreiter is no "Urtext - Edition", isn't it?

Offline r.schaefer

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Re: Mozart edition
Reply #2 on: January 02, 2005, 02:41:07 PM
Because Henle doesn't make a distinction between the dot . and the nail '

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Re: Mozart edition
Reply #3 on: January 02, 2005, 03:28:38 PM
Er, not to sound stupidish, but what are the dot and the nail?
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Re: Mozart edition
Reply #4 on: January 02, 2005, 04:03:32 PM
Er, not to sound stupidish, but what are the dot and the nail?

The dot denotes staccato, the "nail", or "dash", or "wedge", denotes extreme staccato (staccatissimo) or detached (spiccato). There is a lot of debate about Mozart's staccato articulation (particularly when it comes to the violin). So, one edition may not be any better than another. Some publishers used to make the distinction for earlier works, but dropped it for later works (e.g. Bärenreiter).

Offline pianiststrongbad

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Re: Mozart edition
Reply #5 on: January 03, 2005, 07:43:15 AM
I always like Vienna Urtext if I can find it.  Henle is always alright.  Though, I have never had a problem with Dover.
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