Romances, Op. 36 & 67. Edition for Cello and Piano.
Camille Saint-SaŽns composed his two Romances for Horn for two of the
most respected French horn players of the time: Opus 67 in E major from
1866 is dedicated to Henri Chaussier; Opus 36 in F major from 1874 was
written for Henri Garigue. Despite the illustrious recipients, they are
not virtuosic showpieces but - as the term Romance suggests - short "Songs without words" that fully savor the typical romantic sound of the
horn. Alongside the orchestral version, Saint-SaŽns also prepared a
piano accompaniment for chamber music performances. The first editions
also had an alternative part for cello, on which this edition is
based. Urtext edition with marked and unmarked string parts.
The Swan from "Carnival of the Animals" for Cello and Piano
This publication represents the first Urtext edition of this popular cello work. In the original version, the cello was accompanied by two pianos. The second piano part is reproduced here in small print and permits a comparison of the two versions.
Since its premiere in 1873 this work has held an important place in the cello repertoire. Christine Baur's new scholarly-critical edition is based on a thorough examination of all the sources, including Saint-Saens' later orchestral version. The edition incorporates many articulation alternatives for the soloist, which are marked "ossia" above the solo cello line in this version for cello and piano.
This important new publication offers cellists not only an Urtext part, but also one with bowing and fingering; both parts have a fold-out page so that no page turns are necessary.