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Abegg Variations Op 1
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Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Piano Folio
Composer Schumann, Robert
Publisher G Henle Usa Inc
Arranger Herttrich/Lampe

Price: $11.95

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Catalog #51480087

UPC code: 884088172923

Who was Pauline, Countess of Abegg, the dedicatee of the first edition? Nowada ys it is known that the matter revolves around a romantic mystification of the name of Meta Abegg, a friend from Schumann's youth, whose surname inspired Sc humann to a theme on A-B-E-G-G (a-hb-e-g-g). The rewarding and sparkling piece - as it was described by a critic of the time - makes high technical demands, but is distinguished by a youthful freshness and ingenious virtuosity. With t his work (the first, incidentally, that Schumann deemed worthy of publication) , Henle has issued a good third of Schumann's piano works in revised versions that take account of the current state of research. The thoroughly-revised mus ical text is complemented by an informative preface and detailed commentary. F urther revised volum

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