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Robert Schumann, Klavierbüchlein für Marie.
Facsimile of the autograph score at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (Collection H.C. Bodmer) with a commentary by Bernhard R. Appel, 1998. Second and corrected edition 2012
(Series III Ausgewählte Handschriften in Faksimile-Ausgaben, Vol. 11)

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Contents:

  • Facsimile: Klavierbüchlein für Marie (piano booklet for Marie)

  • Facsimile: A course in music history

  • Commentary

32 pages

About the author/editor:

Dr. Bernhard R. Appel studierte an der Musikhochschule Saarbrücken Schulmusik und promovierte 1981 an der Universität über Schumanns Humoreske. Er ist seit 1986 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Schumann-Forschungsstelle in Düsseldorf.

Abstract:

In September 1848 Robert Schumann gave his daughter Marie the "Klavierbüchlein für Marie" (Piano booklet for Marie) on her birthday. It contains eight short pieces which form the original version of the well-known "Album für die Jugend" (Album for the Youth) op. 68. Together with the "Klavierbüchlein" a further six pieces have survived as the "Musikgeschichtlicher Lehrgang" (Course in musical history), five of which are reworkings of pieces by other composers. Amongst these is Beethoven's famous melody "Ode to Joy" ("Freude schöner Götterfunken") from the Ninth Symphony. This work caused H.C. Bodmer to add the manuscript to his comprehensive collection of Beethoven memorabilia which he left to the Beethoven-Haus on his death in 1956.