In 1848, after finishing an album of little piano pieces for his daughter Marie, Schumann devised the plan of compiling a “children’s album”. Since then the resultant collection of 43 pieces has enjoyed unparalleled success. Schumann’s “Album for the Young” is now presented in an Urtext edition which meets the needs of performers. In addition to the famous “Advice to Young Musicians”(in German, English and a French translation by Liszt), other pieces related to this work but left unpublished during Schumann’s lifetime can be found in the appendix. For the first time this edition also includes Clara Schumann’s original pedal markings. Clara’s fingering served Ragna Schirmer as an important point of departure for her own thoughts on fingering.
Urtext edition at the cutting edge of scholarship
Many additional pieces and “Advice to Young Musicians” in the appendix
Original pedal markings by Clara Schumann and fingering by Ragna Schirmer
Detailed Foreword (Ger/Eng) and detailed Critical Commentary (Eng)