VAN SAMBEEK EDITIES
publishes music of the period 1780 -1850 which despite its undisputed quality is not available in a modern edition. Furthermore music is published of which the available edition does not reflect modern standards or which can only be obtained as a facsimile. The publisher specializes in composers who are – unjustly – scarcely known or who are only famous for their etudes. At VAN SAMBEEK EDITIES you will hear excellent music although the composers may not sound familiar.
The editions are based on original printed sources or, where available, on manuscripts, held in archives and libraries. The main emphasis is on solo piano pieces and chamber music with piano. The appearance of the original printed source is preserved as far as possible, which means for example that any ‘inconsistencies’ in the indication of dynamics, ornamentation or articulation are mostly retained, and fingering is only shown if indicated in the historical source.
The aim is to build a series of ready-to-use editions.
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