Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36
Breitkopf Urtext - ed. by Clive Brown
edited by Clive Brown
Preface in English
Critical Commentry (mostly in tabular form) in German
New Edition completely available on sale (replaces PB/OB 4330)
Although other text-critical new editions of this symphony are available, Brown has examined certain sources and authentic new variants for the first time; among them are the nonet arrangement made by Beethoven's pupil Ferdinand Ries in 1807. Thanks to his vast knowledge, Brown has uncovered a number of errors and contradictions in the sources.
The basic differences with respect to the existing editions chiefly concern the articulation and dynamics in movements 1, 2 and 4. The Critical Commentary is a veritable treasure trove of information for the performing artist.
Editor Clive Brown, an expert in the field of performance practice, has served as musicological adviser for many recordings featuring the Academy of Ancient Music Players, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. ("One of the joys of the last thirty years has been the forging of links between performers and scholars. Such links have already produced exciting results ..." - Roger Norrington in his Preface to Clive Brown's reference book Classical & Romantic Performing Practice, OUP, 1999.)