This series introduces elements of music-making such as major scales and
arpeggios while putting them in context with performance pieces and
improvisations. Technical development becomes a means of personal
Students and teachers can use the recordings to practice in pairs,
groups, ensembles, individual lessons and, of course, at home, where the
play-along CD replaces the other players.
Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13 for Violin and Piano
Based primarily on the 1877 first edition, which was revised and
authorized by the composer in what can be claimed as the last authorized
version. Other sources include the autograph working manuscript, and
the French reissue published ca. 1880.
These solo instrumental arrangements are faithful to Bernstein's score,
and have been idiomatically adapted to the instruments for these
editions. Each book also includes piano accompaniment and a companion play-along CD with tempo adjustment software for CD-ROM computer
Intermediate to Advanced Level.
The 24 “Caprices” by Paganini form a coherent group of works which
require the highest degree of technical expertise. Since their
publication in 1817 the “Caprices” have remained the defining milestone
of violin technique.
Bärenreiter’s scholarly-critical edition is
based on the autograph and early prints from various European
publishers. The original beaming and articulation have been maintained,
thereby setting this new edition apart from the many publications of the
last 200 years which incorporated changes and emendations by famous
violin virtuosos. In addition to the daunting “Caprices”, this is the
first time that the 24 “Contradanze Inglesi” for solo violin have been
published. These simple pieces are each 16 measures in length and
exploit various techniques, thus providing a wonderful addition to the
solo violin repertoire.
This edition offers a spacious layout with many
fold-out pages allowing plenty of room to add personal fingering and
bowing. A historical introduction in English and German discusses the
genesis of the works and traces their influence on violin virtuosos. A
source description and critical commentary round out this unique