- First 5 symphonies complete in 1 edition - which I don't think you can get elsewhere (usually sold separately). I'm told it is an early version of many of the movements (Widor reworked many of them slightly). This is most noticeable on the final few bars of the toccata from No 5 - which is slightly different from what you expect. Otherwise it is a great resource and has encouraged me to learn bits from the lesser known symphonies. Good price compared to other editions.
- The print is a little faint - but not a major issue. The main issue is the book isn't ringbound and doesn't lie that flat. Also editorially the page turns are at odd places for several movements (i.e. a 2 page movement will have a turn in the middle) and the toccata from V has a turn at the end of page 1 - making 5 turns necessary when other editions only have 4.
Published on: 17 March 2017