Saint-Saëns, Camille - Havanaise Op 83 for Violin and Piano - edited by Christine Baur - Bärenreiter

Item# 1356 162

  • SHAR Price: $19.55
  • Sale Price: $17.60
Availability: IN STOCK

About This Item

Finally, an Urtext edition of one of Camille Saint-Saens most popular virtuoso works, Havanaise. Without annoying editing that gets in the way of Saint-Saens intent, this exciting new Barenreiter edition instead offers the background on how Saint-Saens proceeded in composing this brilliant piece. What better way to gain a real understanding of the music, thereby liberating your performance.

This virtuoso work, based on the Cuban Habanera rhythm, was composed in 1887. This first-ever critical edition of Havanaise” draws on both the composer’s autograph version for violin and piano as well as the later orchestrated version. Where the solo part of the orchestral version differs from the version for violin and piano, the variants are shown in the violin part as ossias.

- First scholarly-critical edition of this work
- Variants from the orchestral version shown in the violin part

Features/Specs

Title: Havanaise, Op 83
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Arranger:
Editor:
Christine Baur
Publisher: Bärenreiter
Instrumentation: Violin and Piano
Parts Included: Violin part, Piano score
Additional Information: Urtext Edition

Warranty Info

Sheet Music Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]
Finally, an Urtext edition of one of Camille Saint-Saens most popular virtuoso works, Havanaise. Without annoying editing that gets in the way of Saint-Saens intent, this exciting new Barenreiter edition instead offers the background on how Saint-Saens proceeded in composing this brilliant piece. What better way to gain a real understanding of the music, thereby liberating your performance.

This virtuoso work, based on the Cuban Habanera rhythm, was composed in 1887. This first-ever critical edition of Havanaise” draws on both the composer’s autograph version for violin and piano as well as the later orchestrated version. Where the solo part of the orchestral version differs from the version for violin and piano, the variants are shown in the violin part as ossias.

- First scholarly-critical edition of this work
- Variants from the orchestral version shown in the violin part
Title: Havanaise, Op 83
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Arranger:
Editor:
Christine Baur
Publisher: Bärenreiter
Instrumentation: Violin and Piano
Parts Included: Violin part, Piano score
Additional Information: Urtext Edition
Sheet Music Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

SHAR Library:

  • Curious About Our Sheet Music Difficulty Ratings?

    Curious About Our Sheet Music Difficulty Ratings?

    Posted By: Joseph Chapman
    Sun, Nov 04, 2012

    Read more

Question By:
POPULAR SHAR STAFF QUESTION
From ANN ARBOR, MI

Asked On: 07/13/2016

What does Urtext mean? What makes this edition different than the others?

SHAR Answer:

Urtext basically means that this music is the earliest version of this piece of music, to which later versions can be compared. It serves as a baseline; it gives musicians and scholars an idea for the composer’s original intent. The reason that one would purchase an Urtext edition of music would be so that he or she has a musical text which solely reflects the composer’s intentions; creative interpretation can then be built upon those intentions. While it’s useful to purchase an Urtext edition so that one may get a feel for a composer’s intentions, it’s no guarantee of the composer’s exact writings. When a piece of music is edited or altered, it’s common for editors to add or subtract to the music as well as to edit performance methods. In many cases, it can be useful to purchase a thoroughly edited and altered version of a piece of music, because perhaps it will contain fingerings, bowings or musical performance ideas that will be useful to the performer or student who’s using it. Editions that are edited or arranged may also contain a different cadenza for a concerto. When deciding which edition to buy, it really does come down to personal preference.

It’s also worth noting that there’s more than one publisher of the Urtext version of music. Some well-known publishers of Urtext versions include Henle, Bärenreiter and Breitkopf, among others.

This comes from the G. Henle Verlag Publisher’s website: “There is no such thing as the one valid Urtext version of a musical composition, because the Urtext edition is not the same as a composer's manuscript. (Unfortunately even today many musicians believe this to be the case, for the word "Urtext" [original text] probably also supports this idea.) In most cases the Urtext editor has to choose between different readings in the primary sources: What is "correct", what is "wrong"? Often there is no clear answer. At all events, a good Urtext edition justifies the decision made (and printed).”

Was this question helpful? Yes

15 people found this question helpful.

Ask a Question

1-1 of 1 Questions