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By Frederic Chopin


Nocturnes and Polonaises

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Chopin by Frederic Chopin

Book Description

Frederic Chopin did not attempt to preserve definitive versions of his compositions because he disliked the labor of writing down notes. Improvising his performances at will, he never played a piece the same way twice. As a result, there are numerous texts of any single Chopin work and the editions of these texts have more editorial "improvisation" than do the texts of most composers. One of the most respected editions was prepared by Carl Mikuli, Chopin'sstudent and, later, his teaching assistant, who was in a particularly privilegedand advantageous position to take into account all that the master brought to his playing and teaching. His editorial contributions to this volume reflect his understanding of the principles that underly this body of work, imparted to him in word and deed by the composer.The 20 nocturnes reproduced here include Opp. 9, 15, 27, 32, 37, 48, 55, 62, 72, and the posthumous Nocturne in C-sharp Minor. The 11 polonaises include Opp. 26, 40, 44, 53, 61,71, and the posthumous Polonaise in G-sharp Minor.Serious pianists will want to have these authoritative texts of 31 of Chopin s most popular and enduring works."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486245645
ISBN-10: 0486245640
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 305mm x 11mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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A practical way to learn and rehearse, theseconcertos arearranged for two pianos: the first featuresthe original solo piano part; the second, a skillful reduction of original orchestra parts."

Letters by Frederic Chopin Letters, Paperback (February 1988)

Nearly 300 letters reveal Chopin as both man and artist and illuminate his fascinating world - Europe of the 1830s and 1840s.

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Author Biography - Frederic Chopin

One of the great masters of Romanticism, Frederic Chopin (1810 49) was a former child prodigy pianist who wrote many technically demanding solo piano works and introduced major innovations to the sonata, waltz, nocturne, and other forms.


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