Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933) Symphony in F sharp minor Op. 143
Urtext edited by Johannes Matthias Michel [org] 1999 Duration: 5'
Many of Sigfrid Karg-Elert's organ works were orchestrally conceived. Amazingly, however, the composer wrote only one organ symphony, a typically late-Romantic genre.
48 pages | 30,5 x 23 cm | 207 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-18115-7 | Saddle Stitch
The cyclically structured F sharp minor Symphony is a central work of the composer, who died in 1933 and never heard the work played nor saw it in print. The Symphony continued to be hounded by misfortune when its manuscript was considered lost after World War II. It was not until 1984 that it re-appeared in Leipzig; within a short time, it was given its world premiere and published for the first time. Since this edition has been out of print, our new edition should stir great interest among the growing number of Karg-Elert fans. With its text-critical edition, Breitkopf & Härtel is adding to its already well-tended organ repertoire one of the important works of the late-Romantic era.
"The new edition is the first one prepared "on the basis of a comprehensive examination of the autograph" and satisfies modern ideas of editorial contributions." (Organ Yearbook)