Robert Schumann (1810–1856) Album for the Young Op. 68
edited by Joachim Draheim [pno]
64 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 252 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-17741-9 | Softbound
The pieces which children usually learn when taking piano lessons are of such poor quality that Robert had the idea of composing and publishing a volume (a kind of album) full of childrens pieces. He has already written a number of charming little pieces.
(Clara Schumann in her diary, 1 September 1848)
The present edition is based on the music text of the Gesamtausgabe of Robert Schumanns works, edited by Clara Schumann together with Johannes Brahms and others between 1879 und 1893. This publication is almost entirely free from arbitrary alterations in the text. A few obvious errors and unjustifiable alterations of the musical text were eliminated after a thorough comparison with the first editions.