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Author Topic: Best edition for Franck violin/piano sonata in A major?  (Read 206 times)
pierrenicole88
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« on: May 26, 2017, 06:35:59 AM »

Hello,

I need to buy the score of the Franck sonata.The only 2 editions I could find in the shop close to my place were Henle and Wiener Urtext. Which one of these 2 do you think i should prefer ? Or are there other better editions ?

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 01:22:42 AM »

Both are good editions.

Henle includes fingering by the Menhuins in the piano/violin part.
I like the layout of the universal a little better, tho that's a personal thing.

My preferred edition, mainly as I learned from it, as did my teacher, is the International Music Company edition edited by Zino Francescatti and Robert Casadesus.

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 03:17:28 AM »

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the International Music Company edition edited by Zino Francescatti and Robert Casadesus.

That's the one I used too. I bought it as the best of three editions that Shar music had in stock at the time, although I honestly can't remember why I thought it was best.
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