In this first version of the app, we offer about 20 concertos and 25 arias.
For all our compositions, we try to stay as close as possible, historically and musicologically, to the original intention of the composer.
- Wherever possible, we start from the "Urtext". This is a version that is as close as possible to the composer's manuscript. (If it still exists, that is.)
- We offer the works in their original version, with all the instruments that the composer originally intended. So we do not present any orchestral reductions.
- We also respect the original performance notation and fingering (if any) of the composer. If we nevertheless find it necessary to make additional markings, we will put them (in brackets) and/or note them with dotted lines --- . For example, in the case of a musical bow, when it is not certain that it was written by the composer.
We stay as close as possible to the historical version, but we do take modern performance practice into account.
Mozart, for example, originally wrote his clarinet concerto for the basset clarinet. This instrument was a novelty in its day, but is hardly ever built nowadays. That is why we are going to offer this clarinet concerto in two versions: for the basset clarinet and for the common clarinet.
Here you can read which music we are focusing on.