There are two versions available to the performer. The old Gesamtausgabe prints the autograph (with authentic introduction) where the music is marked ‘Heiter’. The Peters Edition prints Diabelli’s doctored version (marked ‘Lebhaft’) with a new introduction which, as always when Diabelli attempts to improve on his betters, strikes a somehow false note as far as Schubertian style is concerned. The autograph is so plain and unadorned, however, that we decided to incorporate features of both versions, a fact that will scarcely be noticeable to even the most trained Schubertian ear.
from notes by Graham Johnson © 2000
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