Been reviewing the Henle HN1347 of WoO 59 with fingerings by Rolf Koenen.
I feel a several of the fingerings are designed to add to the visual performance of the piece.
If you are familiar with this Urtext, any thoughts?
Or separately, is this something that is common? Maybe I am completely off here.
As I have been reviewing several Henle publications I have started to pick up this notion of fingerings
as not only promoting technical facility but visual expression as well.
Thanks for any feedback.
[quote=IntermedPianist]Been reviewing the Henle HN1347 of WoO 59 with fingerings by Rolf Koenen.
Urtext editions are done by scholars researching the music sometimes back to archives, publishing documents, and other sources to publish as close to what the composer intended. This includes any fingering the composer wrote. Often the composer won’t write in fingering then a scholar will do it. I have many Henle editions and they are my favorite, There are usually a lot of notes describing the scholars research into the piece. Ive never heard of fingerings for the sake of performing though. That’s a new one on me. I always strive to do the fingering that works best for me.