Faure Valses-Caprices for piano solo
Based on the &OElig:uvres comples de Gabriel Faur/p>
Based on the latest research findings and extensive source studies
Informative forewords with advice on performance practice (Fr/Eng/Ger)
Faurrsquo:s four Valses-Caprices (1882/83&ndash:1894) demonstrate various forms of his treatment of the waltz in combination with the free form of the caprice. The composer drew his inspiration for his Valses-Caprices in the first place from works such as Liszt&rsquo:s Valse-Impromptu and his Valse capriccio and the famous Valse-Caprice by Anton Rubinstein.
These important works are now made available in scholarly-critical Urtext editions based on the &OElig:uvres comples de Gabriel Faurand reflect the latest state of research. Detailed forewords offer information on the genesis and significance of the compositions as well as valuable suggestions on historical interpretation.
All the available manuscript and printed sources as well as piano rolls containing recordings by the composer have been taken into consideration, leading to new discoveries particularly regarding the Valses-Caprices.
Christophe Grabowski is a French pianist and doctor of musicology and studied in Warsaw and Paris. He has edited a volume of the &OElig:uvres comples de Gabriel Faurand is Series Editor of the Complete Chopin: A New Critical Edition as well as two volumes of the ition Comple des &OElig:uvres de Claude Debussy. Together with John Rink he published the Annotated Catalogue of Chopin&rsquo:s First Editions in 2010.