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Piano Sonata B minor Op. 58
Piano Solo Sheet Music Book
By Frederic Chopin

Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Ewald Zimmermann. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Romantic Period. Single piece (softcover). With introductory text, fingerings and performance notes. 46 pages. G. Henle #HN290. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480290).

Item Number: HL.51480290

ISBN 9790201802909. 9x12 inches.

The early piano trio, the two piano concertos, the three piano sonatas and the late Cello Sonata op. 65 comprise Chopin's few contributions to sonata form, the principal form of the Classical era. Especially the two Piano Sonatas opp. 35 and 58 fully deserve their reputation as two of Chopin's most distinctive creations. Chopin composed the Sonata in B minor op. 58 in 1844 at the country estate of George Sand in Nohant. This piece may be somewhat more conventionalthan the earlier Bb minor one, but Chopin shows in it that, contrary to the occasionally expressed view that strict (sonata) form was not to his liking, he most certainly mastered this genre, too, and was able to express himself as genuinely and intensely as in the smaller romantic character pieces.

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About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Park City, Utah
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  • September 16, 2019 Henle is the best if you want to focus

    Two reviews about Chopin's music? Yes, his sonatas numbers 2 and 3, in particular number 3, are some of the most original work in all of the classical literature. Of number 2, Sergei Rachmaninoff said 'It takes 17 minutes to play, and says it all.' Number 3 is the...

    zenith of artistry at the keyboard, and requires transcendental technical ability and execution from the performer.But what bout the Henle edition. It is the only edition of any composer I will buy. I got tired of editor's fumblings with phrasing, their interpretation of what the composer was trying to do, and of course the puerile and sometimes ridiculous fingering. If you want the book on Chopin from an editor, try the Alfred Cortot editions, if you read French, and want the expert's opinion. Henle strives to reproduce the composer's writing verbatim, without any clutter, and the reproductions are concise, in larger print, and easy to read. I highly recommend the Henle edition to serious students of the art.

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  • 5

    Bob C. Allen
    Kansas City, Kansas
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  • March 26, 2008 Great Song!

    This is definitely a work of art by Chopin...he is a genius!

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  • 5

    Benjamin Dowson
    Calgary, Canada
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  • February 15, 2008 BEST PIECE EVER

    Whats more to say? I think this is one of the greatest things ever written (Especially the 4th movement).

    23 of 48 people found this review helpful.
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