Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 1 in C major Op. 21
Breitkopf Urtext [orch] 29´
18.104.22.168. – 22.214.171.124. – timp – str
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"On the whole, it was a good idea for Breitkopf to give itself time with these editions. The difficult feat of doing justice to the needs of performers and tophilological scholarship has been carried off at a level that raises the standards to an almost frighteningly high level." (Peter Gülke)
In the case of the First Symphony, Clive Brown reaches an optimal balance between source criticism and performance-practical requirements. Interpreters and scholars appreciate the "source criticism for performance practice" that Breitkopf cultivates not only in its Beethoven editions.