Preludes composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Willard A. Palmer. For solo piano. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterworks Editions. Form: Prelude. Romantic Period. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Collection. Introductory text, thematic index, standard notation, fingerings and illustrations (does not include words to the songs). 79 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.610).
ISBN 0739004417. With introductory text, thematic index, standard notation, fingerings and illustrations (does not include words to the songs). Romantic Period. 9x12 inches.
The 24 Preludes, one in each major and minor key, are among Chopin's most masterful works. Ranging from miniatures for intermediate-level students to lengthier works for advanced pianists, the Preludes were written in a monastery during the winter of 1839. The preface to this historically informed edition contains a thorough discussion of pedaling, tempo, ornamentation and rubato in Chopin's piano music in general and the preludes specifically.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 6-10.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.