Saint-Saëns VC Different Editions and Different Notes
So I was looking at Saint-Saëns' Third Violin Concerto on IMSLP, and noticed that the sixteenth note arpeggio run, starting on an A-flat after all of the trills and triplets is different in some editions. The Schirmer Edition goes up to a very high, E, unlike all of the other editions that I have looked at on IMSLP. I have never heard what is printed on the Schirmer edition, performed however, so I am wondering why it is so different. Does anybody know what the composer actually wrote in his score, and why these are printed differently?
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Wonderful resource, thanks, Bruce!
Thanks Mary Ellen. I'm sure you also noticed my editions of Lalo, Mendelssohn, and Bruch G. It's the same deal. You might wish to take a look at the scale duos in which the teacher accompanies the student playing the scales.
Hi Harrison, you’re referring to the Emile Sauret edition of Saint-Saens Violin Concerto #3 published by Schirmer. It was typical during the 19th Century and early 20th Century for violinist/editors such as Sauret, Auer, Nachez, Joachim and Wilhelmj among others to make some revisions to the urtext of a piece if they felt it was necessary. I remember David Nadien liked using the revised Sauret passage. I’ve heard a few others do it as well. I think it can be quite effective if you have the fingers - especially if there are other violinists in the room when you play it. :)
Haha, yeah, Nate. Same deal with the super fast sixteenth note 4 octave g scale in there. Yes, it is the Schirmer version, edited by Sauret. Thanks!
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