Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy, Op26
Pan - Journal of the British Flute Society
This new edition of Doppler's celebrated Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy is edited by Andras Adorjan, and is made in reference to the composer's manuscript and the original version for flute and piano. A number of errors that we are used to seeing in previous editions have been corrected, and the music is clearly laid out with clear piano cues and well-organised page turns. The preface contains a good deal of intersting background information on the piece, as well as identification of the sources of some of the thematic material. One such melody is reproduced at the front of the score, as well as a page of the manuscript. This additional information is helpful in understanding the music, and is one of the main selling points of this edition. This is a welcome update of a popular work, supported by academic research and well-managed layout.