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Chopin National Edition 2A, Vol. II

By Frederic Chopin

Chopin National Edition 2A, Vol. II. Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Jan Ekier. PWM. Classical. Softcover. Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne #51600002. Published by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (HL.132247).

Item Number: HL.132247

ISBN 9788387202330. 9.25x12.0x0.36 inches.

Includes the Etudes of Op. 10 and Op. 25, and the three Etudes without opus number. Chopin's Etudes address aspects of piano performance by one of history's most noteworthy pianists. They are also masterwork miniature musical poems. The National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin Published by PWM Exclusively Distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation Co-Editors Jan Ekier and Pawel Kaminski The objective of the National Edition is to present Chopin's complete output in its authentic form, based on the entire body of available sources. Sources were analyzed with up-to-date scientific and musicological methodology. The National Edition was based on sources originated from the composer, mainly autographs, copies of autographs and first editions with the composer's corrections, and pupils' copies with Chopin's annotations. In cases when original sources were lacking, the closest possible materials were used. Collecting the source materials was a laborious task which took years of effort. The characteristics of sources, the links and discrepancies between them as well as the reasons for particular editorial decisions are discussed in the Source Commentary in each volume. The Performance Commentary appended to each volume includes: the realization of ornaments, comments on pedal markings (the original markings sometimes are inadequate, due to the difference in sound between pianos used in Chopin's times and modern pianos), suggestions as to the "harmonic legato" (a performance technique often used by Chopin and now forgotten). About the National Edition Full Introduction to the Polish National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin .

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  • January 24, 2020 The Best Edition for Chopin

    It always feels daunting choosing the right edition to invest in, depending on the composer. For Chopin, I feel Jan Ekier's National Edition is the best. The scholarly research that went into putting these together is unmatched, and beyond that, the books themselves are a pleasure to read from...

    and the pages turn nicely and lay flat. The paper is high quality, smooth and slightly off white, and the print is crisp and dark, which makes the eyes happy, too. I highly recommend this edition for any of Chopin's work. In my opinion, these are the best editions of Chopin's work available.

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  • January 27, 2019 Very Good Performance Edition

    The most detailed critical edition appears to be the Wiener Urtext Edition. But the amount of information and typography make it not immediately conducive to reading. This edition is better in this respect. There are some peculiarities from a scholarly point of view with the result that if you really...

    care to figure out a text for yourself you might have to consult another edition. I has fast become my preferred study edition and as such I would highly recommend it.

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