Frederic Chopin: Polonaises (Henle Urtext)

Books | Piano

Publisher: Henle Verlag
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Frédéric Chopin is renowned worldwide as one of the leading musicians of the Romantic era. This collection of Polonaises features all 16 of the Polish virtuoso pianist’s works written in the dance style for the solo Piano.

Chopin started composing his polonaises at the age of 7, in 1817, and continued composing them until 1846. The series of seven polonaises published in his lifetime (another nine were published posthumously and at least seven are lost) show a marked advance on those of his Polish predecessors and have set a new standard for music in the form.

This Urtext edition is based on many different sources and follows the current state of research to present the pieces in a form as close to the original intentions of the composer as possible – this is especially applicable to the 6 polonaises without opus numbers. The comments at the end of the volume give detailed information about the sources and their deviations. An editorial preface by Ewald Zimmermann is included in German, English and French.

Unlike most of their predecessors, Chopin’s Polonaises require a formidable playing technique – but will be praised by grateful audiences when mastered and performed.

ISBN: 9790201802176
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Language: English, German
Catalogue No: HN217

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        Bangor, Co Down GB Retired music lecturer
        Clear, authoritative text.
        Confirmed purchase: 04 September 2017
        Published on: 21 September 2017
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        Lyndhurst, Hampshire. GB
        The editing is excellent.
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        Confirmed purchase: 11 December 2015
        Published on: 08 January 2016

        Musicroom Reviews

        A great edition of some of Chopin's best works.
        Anonymous - (Bristol, United Kingdom)
        This book features all of Chopin's Polonaises (16), and they are presented beautifully in this Urtext edition. A great purchase.
        Anonymous - (United Kingdom)
        G Henle Verlag editions are always a great publication. I always opt for these editions, unless they are unavailable. The printed music is very clearly laid outc is e and because they are urtext editions, you can be sure that what is printed in the music is correct i.e. the printed music is that which the composer has written without additions or omissions. Although they cost a little more than other editions, in my opinion, they are worth the extra money.
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