BergŒÍs pupil Adorno once said, ŒñWhoever is seriously trying to comprehend BergŒÍs music should closely apply themselves to the eleven-page piano sonataŒî. It is tempting to enlarge upon this statement: Whoever is trying to get to grips with New Music will not be able to avoid BergŒÍs opus 1. It is one of the most frequently played sonatas amongst the Second Viennese School piano compositions. With this publication Henle is introducing Urtext editions to classical modernism. Once again, pianists will find flawless engraving, an absolutely reliable musical text and a commentary based on the sources.