Waltzes (Chopin Complete Works IX). Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Ignace Jan Paderewski, Ludwik Bronarski, and Jozef Turczynski. Piano. For piano. Chopin Complete Works - IX Waltzes. Romantic Period. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Collection. Standard notation, performance notes, facsimile examples and illustrations. 128 pages. Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne #410-41327. Published by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (PR.410413270).
ISBN 0934009112. With standard notation, performance notes, facsimile examples and illustrations. Romantic Period. 9x12 inches.
Chopin's waltzes caused controversies. They reached a peak of popularity and were treated by many as masterpieces, by others as gravitating towards drawing-room music. Along with the nocturnes and impromptus, they are regarded as part of a "female" trend in Chopin's output. The "Complete Works" is the best known and most popular series of editions of Fryderyk Chopin's works, prepared by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Ludwik Bronarski and Jozef Turczynski. The aim of the editorial committee was as faithful a rendition of the composer's intention as possible by firmly basing the publication on manuscripts, copies approved by Chopin himself as well as the forst editions. The whole consists of 21 volumes.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-10.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.