Romances, Op40 & Op50
From the Publisher
Ludwig van Beethoven’s two Romances for violin and orchestra in G major op. 40 and F major op. 50 are rewarding solo pieces that demand virtuoso technique and artistic sensitivity. Their simple structure, with noble melodies and subsequent virtuoso embellishments, already made them popular during Beethoven’s lifetime. The piano score of this edition is based on the Urtext of the Beethoven Complete Edition. In his preface to our Henle Urtext Edition, Ernst Herttrich offers many interesting details about the genesis and conception of the two romances. The fingerings are by violin virtuoso Wolfgang Schneiderhan; an unfingered part is also included.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).