Jocelyn Wang fumed:
>Schubert's music has warts now? Oh, please...
Most certainly, at least if you believe that score=music. Look at Paul
Badura-Skoda's article 'Textual Problems in Schubert: Discrepancies
Between Text and Intention', which gives quite a few examples of the
missing bars and other errors which crept into his scores either through
his own (sacrilege!) or later editors' carelessness, and emphasises the
need to pay critical attention to the music's own inner logic and sense
as opposed to taking the score at face value. A well-known example that
you're probably familiar with is the missing bars in the slow movement of
the A minor sonata D 845 (1st variation).
>No. It is not his decision to make. In doing so, he did an injustice
>to the music by placing himself as a performer above it, the composer by
>denying him his music as it was intended to be played, and listeners by
>cheating them out of hearing the work as Schubert wrote it, rather than as
>Brendel abridged it.
There's only so much fun to be had in walking on the spot. Back to lurker
mode for me ...
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