Saturday, January 2, 2010

More about Schumann's sketch for a Sonata Nr. IV

As documented in Fred Moyer's site the Schumann sketch also contains the beginning and some fragments of a first movement for his unfinished Pianosonata from 1837. Because of the sparse material here any attempt at a reconstruction - in the proper sense of the word - would be futile. I have, however, not been able to withstand the temptation to risk such an attempt.
See the original Schumann sketch on Mr. Moyer's site.
See my attempted completion of the movement here.
And download the musical result (with Sibelius software in mp3) here.