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Topic: Best edition of Beethoven bagatelles?  (Read 119 times)

Offline kosulin

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Best edition of Beethoven bagatelles?
on: August 20, 2023, 12:06:26 AM
What (preferably Urtext or Critical) edition would you consider the best?
Ideally it should include all bagatelles, including both versions of  Für Elise and other WoO, if such edition exist at all.
Not necessarily as a single volume.
Fingerings and other editorial marks are ok if they can be clearly differentiated as editorial.

Offline lelle

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Re: Best edition of Beethoven bagatelles?
Reply #1 on: August 20, 2023, 03:45:38 PM
I learned the ones I've played from a Henle urtext and I thought it was great, no complaints. It did not include Fur Elise, though, curiously enough.

Honestly all major Urtext editions are good so it's mostly a matter of preference and price.

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Re: Best edition of Beethoven bagatelles?
Reply #2 on: August 21, 2023, 05:03:02 PM
As a general rule, Henle is trustworthy for Beethoven. I would also consider the Beethoven sonatas by Barenreiter (edited by Del Mar) as first-class, though I'm not sure about Barenreiter's publications on the Bagatelles. I'd be trustworthy of both.
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