Piano Sonata in B minor
Following the revision of Henle's facsimile of the Piano Sonata in B minor (51483227) in 2015, they now present the corresponding new Urtext edition. With the help of the splendid facsimile reproduction they were able to analyze several passages in the autograph more reliably; in addition the editor Ernst Herttrich not only consulted the first edition but also a copy of a student of Liszt's, in which the composer had made entries in his own hand. Clara Schumann reacted with a lack of understanding when Liszt commented: “It is only blind noise - not a single healthy thought, everything confused.” Today we view this differently. Henle's new edition of this key piano work is further enhanced by the sophisticated fingerings supplied by the piano titan Marc-André Hamelin.