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Sonatine #2 Johann L. Dussek

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    sherry-lenox
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    This piece is printed in the Suzuki 3 harp book. Could someone tell me if it is

    in its original form, or if this is an edited piece?

    Many thanks!

    #83350
    Philippa mcauliffe
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    I have now seen 3 different published editions of this piece including the one you mention.

    #83351
    sherry-lenox
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    Very interesting! I’m using this selection as an example for a course that I’m taking in form and analysis, so your comment is especially valuable to me.

    #83352
    Philippa mcauliffe
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    Well, in

    #83353

    The best edition, in my view, is the one by Lucile Lawrence. The edition published by the Bohemian publisher does not distinguish between editorial additions and what is in the original. I haven’t seen the Ut Orpheus edition to compare. The ornament you first encounter in the first movement is a turn, which should sound graceful, but not overly slow, as in all notes of equal value. There are also appoggiaturas which will sound like two eighth-notes, only connected very gracefully and expressively.

    #83354

    There may be two sets of “Six Sonatinas” by Dussek, since mine, published in 1956 , in Prague, does not contain the more performed and recorded Sonatina in Cm. However No. 2 in F is included,with helpful added fingerings, and written-out turns. The editor, Marie Zunova, used the original Paris print as a guide and writes on page viii: ‘I leave the music part of the Paris print unchanged. Only a few alterations in the system of writing have been carried out (e.g. transposing some notes played with the left hand from the treble to the bass stave) and fingering, pedal markings, phrasing and dynamic marks, which the original print contains only very seldom, have been added.’.

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    sherry-lenox
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    I appreciate your responses so much! This project has become so much more interesting than it seemed when I began. The more information I find or am given about Dussek, the more interesting he becomes!

    Thanks again.

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