Mistake in Dvorak op. 96 The American- bar 102, V1 part?
Henle suggests that the fifth note in this bar would better if an A-flat rather than an F. It would follow the pattern better, but I cannot find a score with an A-flat. Any opinions or information?
Play it how you like it. Who cares if it's in the edition or not? What if it's a mistake?
Why don't you listen to some professional performances on Youtube and see what most people do?
It can happen that a composer makes a typo but I think this is no typo. I think that the F is deliberate for several reasons:
Thank you Lars for your thoughtful, and persuasive, analysis. I too have seen the urtext score but the Henle comment had me wondering.
I think it's good that you ask this question Mari! I don't quite agree with Cotton or Mary's suggestions in this case, at least not in the early stage since I think it's very important to know -why- something is the case. After you understand the reasoning, then you can trust your instinct or see what other people do.
Interesting answer, James.
Given all these reasonings we have to keep in mind that the people at Henle are not amateurs. They know what they are doing and I am sure they have good reasons for their theory.
@Albrecht Zumbrunn actually it is not a question of which version you play since there exists only one version. At least so far nobody has shown documentation that other versions might exist. Thus any other ideas on what to play than what is written in the score is speculation, it can certainly be qualified speculation but nevertheless speculation.
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