Eduard Franck (1817–1893) Six Piano Sonatas Op. 40
Urtext edited by Alexandra Oehler [pno]
These Six Piano Sonatas op. 40 comprise the first great sonata cycle by Eduard Franck. Composed in a longer period before 1882, the sonatas immediately found a great, in part brilliant reception after publication.
148 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 570 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-18602-2 | Softbound
So, for instance, the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik opined on 11 May 1883: “Since Beethoven probably few top-ranking composers have brought into being such creations as Eduard Franck. […] Several of them deserved to be performed symphonically, because prevalent in them are dramatic elements […].” Eduard Franck’s piano sonatas are perceived in our time as a modest continuation of the classical and romantic piano sonata in line with a recognized and proven model. With op. 40 now appearing, Breitkopf & Härtel begins its edition of Eduard Franck’s piano works, thus completing the picture of the romantic piano sonata in the second half of the 19th century.