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Compositions for piano


Compositions for piano, 1875-1882

vorgelegt von Hans Jancik (1974)


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ISMN 979-0-50025-065-4


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Variations, op. 2 (1875)
Sonata in G major, op. 8 (1876)
Rondo capriccioso in B flat major, op. 15 (1876)
Humoreske in G minor (1877)
Aus der Kinderzeit Little pieces for the piano (1878):
1. Schlummerlied / 2. Scherz und Spiel
Paraphrase on Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (ca.1880)
Paraphrase on Die Walküre (ca. 1880)
Albumblatt in G major (1880)
Canon in C major (1882)

Even at school Wolf was considered an 'excellent pianist', and the piano has a dominant place in his first compositions from the years 1875 and 1876. Even after he left the Konservatorium, and on into the 1890s, he continued to work at his piano technique, but without ever setting his sights on becoming a virtuoso. (Hans Jancik)

Compositions for piano.
Fragments 1875-1881

Edited, with a critical report, by Leopold Spitzer (1997)


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Sonata, op. 1 (1875)
Variations (1875)
Sonata in D major, op. 7 (1875)
Fantasie, op. 11 (1876)
March, op. 12 (1876)
Sonata in G minor, op. 14 (1876)
Character pictures: Wellenspiel ['Wave play'], Verlegenheit ['Embarrassment'] (1877), Klavierstück 'Lebhaft pompös' ['lively and in the grand manner'] (1881)


It is highly interesting to follow Wolf's development through the early piano works on which the young composer learnt his craft; as his ability grew, he would break off in the middle of compositions if they no longer stood the test of his critical judgment.