Bruch Sheet Music
My daughter’s teacher has asked me to order the sheet music for the Bruch. He said to look for the Galamian version, but I am not finding that for sale anywhere. Any recommendations on versions?
Also, your favorite YouTube versions I can start showing her?
I would personally recommend the Henle Verlag edition as is urtext. For recordings my go to is Nicky Benedetti
I really don't like the Galamian edition of Bach sonatas and patitas, I don't know about Bruch...
By Galamian I think he means the international edition that was edited by Galamian. I like Nicky Benedetti also as well as Ray Chen and Cho-Liang Lin.
Bruce Berg has a nice edition and it's free online at his website (Baylor University).
Galamian edited versions of pieces are published under International. But the International version of Bruch VC was arranged and edited by Zino Francescatti (https://www.sharmusic.com/Sheet-Music/Violin/w-47-Piano/Bruch-Max---Concerto-No-1-in-G-Minor-Op-26---for-Violin-and-Piano---arranged-by-Zino-Francescatti---International-Edition.axd)
No. The International (IMC) edition is edited by Francescatti.
Bought the Henle (because on Amazon Prime).
I prefer unedited or ur text versions, to have a fresh start on a piece, away from performance tradition. Inexpensive sources would be the cues in the piano part, or the Dover reprints of the full orchestra score.
I'm guessing the teacher meant the International edition, which is Francescatti.
I also wish recommend Professor Berg's excellent edition. You can download it and several other works he has edited from his faculty page, at the bottom links:
I don't get peoples obsessions over "famous teacher/performer" editions. I would rather get a blank urtext and add my own as I go along. It feels like its mine that way
@Jake Watson: i also prefer urtext but it's good to see how other people solve the same problem of bowing/fingering. They might have a solution that we never considered. Even if you dont like theirs, it's easy to just erase and put your own bowing/fingering in.
Not infrequently, my students' ideas about fingering and bowing are...less than optimal. That's why they're the students and I'm the teacher. As they get more advanced with each piece, their ideas get better, but unless they can make a good case for not doing something the way I recommend, I expect them to do it the way I recommend on a piece that I am teaching them.
An interesting balance to be struck. There's a lot to be said for getting, say, the Beethoven Sonatas with Oistrakh's fingerings. I mean, who wouldn't pay $40 for a short lesson with King David? Especially for a really hard piece that I don't know at all, I'd love to know how my teacher made it work.
I like the Henle / Barenreiter approach of providing two copies of the part, one an urtext and the other with a performer's editing. However, note that in general, a performer's editing does not reflect what they personally actually do in performance. Indeed, a performer's editing may differ from what they actually give to their own students!
Among various colleagues of mine, Barenreiter is frequently referred to as "Barenwronger". Let's be clear: Henle is often an invaluable resource and has very very few errors in the parts (one ex. in Ysaye 6 and Kreutzer sonata notwithstanding). Barenreiter has grotesque errors in numerous works...including wrong notes that pop up for the first time in print (I'm thinking of one particular moment in the opening movement of Mozart 4).
He didn’t name a particular until asked.
I really don't think urtext editions are necessary or better for romantic era pieces. The reason urtext are so heavily promoted for things classical and earlier is because the common edited versions (i.e. francescatti et al) were edited in a romantic style, which nowadays most people don't find appropriate. Playing romantic works in a romantic style, however, is fine. Sure, if you want the pretty pages get Henle (and their page turn solutions are great), but the extra expense really isn't necessary.
I have found that the higher-quality paper used in Henle editions have survived time better than my Internationals, which have generally yellowed significantly over the decades.
My edition mentioned above and free includes an urtext version which will save you about $35. Also, I studied the piece with Galamian, which means you will be getting mostly Galamian (also Gingold, Delay,) fingerings.
In general, Francescatti's markings are...idiosyncratic.
If you like my edition and use it, then please send me a check for $15. 5309 Links Dr. Waco Tx. 76708. You can make unlimited copies. I am of the opinion that people think something is worthless unless they pay money for it.
Bruce, have you considered making your editions available via something like print on demand with someone that does high-quality paper? That would both make it easier for people to pay you for your work and provide a nice print option. (I'd buy.)
Bruce, try www.thebookpatch.com or www.lulu.com.
Me too! Bruce has the kind of understanding and insight that you can only get from teaching for decades. I know teaching chemistry works that way, so I'm assuming music does too.