Frédéric Chopin (18101849)

Vingt-quatre Préludes op. 28 & Prélude op. 45

Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.656577
Author/ComposerFrédéric Chopin
EditorChristoph Flamm
Scope101 pages; 24.5 × 31 cm
Release year2016
Publisher/ProducerBärenreiter
Producer No.BA 9610
ISMN9790006530731
16.50 €
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (Germany )
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Description

  • Urtext edition with new readings
  • Notes on performance practice (Ger/Eng)
  • With historically informed fingering and practical page-turns
  • Informative Foreword (Ger/Eng) and detailed Critical Commentary (Eng)

Hardly any cycle of piano pieces can match the magnetic attraction of Chopin’s “24 Préludes”, published in 1839. Schumann called them “sketches, beginnings of études, [...] ruins, stray eagle's pinions, all disorder and wild confusion”.

Christoph Flamm has critically reevaluated the sources, bringing to light new readings of this well-known musical text. Hardy Rittner, a hammerklavier specialist and two-time winner of the ECHO Classic prize, who has recorded Brahms’ piano music and all of Chopin’s “Études” on period pianofortes, has supplemented Chopin’s fingering from a historically informed perspective.

He also provides valuable notes on performance practice, especially with regard to pedalling, rubato, latent polyphony, legato and Chopin’s perception of sound.

An aesthetically presented engraving and practical page-turns make this current edition indispensable for today’s scholars and performers.

Content

  • ​Vorwort
  • ​Hinweise zur Aufführungspraxis
  • ​Preface
  • ​Notes on Performance Practice
  • ​Vingt-quatre Préludes pour le piano op. 28:
  • ​1. Agitato C-Dur
  • ​2. Lento a-Moll
  • ​3. Vivace G-Dur
  • ​4. Largo e-Moll
  • ​5. Allegro molto D-Dur
  • ​6. Lento assai h-Moll
  • ​7. Andantino A-Dur
  • ​8. Molto agitato fis-Moll
  • ​9. Largo E-Dur
  • ​10. Allegro molto cis-Moll
  • ​11. Vivace H-Dur
  • ​12. Presto gis-Moll
  • ​13. Lento Fis-Dur
  • ​14. Allegro es-Moll
  • ​15. Sostenuto Des-Dur
  • ​16. Presto con fuoco b-Moll
  • ​17. Allegretto As-Dur
  • ​18. Allegro molto f-Moll
  • ​19. Vivace Es-Dur
  • ​20. Largo c-Moll
  • ​21. Cantabile B-Dur
  • ​22. Molto agitato g-Moll
  • ​23. Moderato F-Dur
  • ​24. Allegro appassionato d-Moll
  • ​Prélude pour le piano op. 45:
  • ​Sostenuto cis-Moll
  • ​Critical Commentary