String Quartet No. 1 (Inspired by Leo Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata)
In October 1923 the Czech Quartet invited Leos Janacek to "compose something for them". This provided the stimulus for his first string quartet. The work was inspired by Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata" (which he had written influenced by Beethoven's famous violin sonata).
Janacek had also read Tolstoy's story earlier in the original Russian and already at that time it had inspired him to compose a piano trio in 1907 which was later lost.
Janacek's string quartet is a masterwork by the almost 70-year-old composer. The work sparked a creative impulse which continued with the composition of the second string quartet "Intimate Letters" in the last years of the composer's life.
Come Thou Fount: Eight American Hymns and Spirituals
How Firm a Foundation, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Spiritual, Simple Gifts, There is a Fountain, Be Thou My Vision, Holy Manna and Shall We Gather at the River. (For Violin or Viola: To 3rd position, some double stops. For Cello: Basic thumb position, tenor clef, some double stops.) Includes piano accompaniment.
Title: Come Thou Fount: Eight American Hymns and Spirituals, Published by Latham Music
Beethoven's famous concerto for violin and orchestra has appeared in many editions over the last 150 years, but none has truly done justice to the work until now. The acclaimed Beethoven scholar, Jonathan Del Mar, presents a groundbreaking scholarly-critical edition of this esteemed work. Working from all known sources, Del Mar presents Beethoven's intended solo violin articulation, dynamics and slurring, as well as note corrections to the solo violin and orchestral material. This edition includes an Urtext Solo part and a Solo part with bowings and fingerings by Detlef Hahn. The piano reduction is based on the Urtext by Martin Schelhaas.
First performing edition based on the Manchester manuscript source, which until now has not been used as the primary basis for a modern edition. Offers new readings and evidence for players and listeners alike.
Nocturne in G Major, Op. 125/1 for Cello and Piano
Goltermann (1824-1898) left a plethora of works for his instrument,
including a large number of character pieces. Stylistically rooted in the
Romantic spirit of their time, the pieces are relatively short and of