Piano solo piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
53 Studies On Etudes of Frederic Chopin and Other Chopin Arrangements. Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Leopold Godowsky. Masters Collection. Romantic Period. Collection. With performance notes, introductory text and instructional text (does not include words to the songs). Published by Carl Fischer (CF.ATF137).
Item Number: CF.ATF137
ISBN 0825842484. 9x12 inches. Text: Dr. Millan Sachania.
The third volume of the Godowsky Collection is primarily devoted to one of Godowsky's most remarkable and controversial projects, the virtuosic studies he based on the Etudes from Frederic Chopin's Opp. 10 and 25. Praised and reviled in equal measure when they were first performed and published (1894-1914), these "studies" are both elaborate and respectful commentaries on Chopin's genius by a great admirer and tests of the outer limits of piano technique. The volume is rounded out with the 1899 concert rrangement of Chopin's Rondo, Op. 16 and six waltzes drawn from Op. 18, Op. 64 and Op. 70. As with the previous volumes, the fascinating and extensive notes and a biography are by noted Godowsky scholar, Dr. Millan Sachania.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.