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Chopin – Préludes

By Frederic Chopin

Book/Online Audio Piano (Piano Solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Brian Ganz. Schirmer Performance Editions. Classical. Softcover Audio Online. 96 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.296523).

Item Number: HL.296523

ISBN 9780634084447. 9.0x12.0x0.491 inches. Edited and recorded by Brian Ganz.

The name Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) is synonymous with the piano. Indeed, every one of his compositions includes the instrument. His Preludes, several of which are of only moderate difficulty, show superb polish and inventive detail. Shaped by the tastes of the Parisian aristocratic salon, these pieces make the most of a pianist's technical and musical abilities, both in passages of virtuosity and in the variety of possibilities for emotional expression.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • Historical Notes 
  • Performance Notes 
  • Prelude in C Major, Op. 28, No. 1 
  • Prelude in A Minor, Op. 28, No. 2 
  • Prelude in G Major, Op. 28, No. 3 
  • Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4 
  • Prelude in D Major, Op. 28, No. 5 
  • Prelude in B Minor, Op. 28, No. 6 
  • Prelude in A Major, Op. 28, no. 7 
  • Prelude in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28, No. 8 
  • Prelude in E Major, Op. 28, No. 9 
  • Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 28, No. 10 
  • Prelude in B Major, Op. 28, No. 11 
  • Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 28, No. 12 
  • Prelude in F-sharp Major, Op. 28, No. 13 
  • Prelude in E-flat Minor, Op. 28, No. 14 
  • Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 28, No. 15 
  • Prelude in B-flat Minor, Op. 28, No. 16 
  • Prelude in A-flat Major, Op. 28, No. 17 
  • Prelude in F Minor, Op. 28, No. 18 
  • Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 28, No. 19 
  • Prelude in C Minor, Op. 28, No. 20 
  • Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 28, No. 21 
  • Prelude in G Minor, op. 28, no. 22 
  • Prelude in F Major, Op. 28, No. 23 
  • Prelude in D Minor, Op. 28, No. 24 
  • Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45 
  • Prelude in A-flat Major 
  • About the Editor 

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Austin, TX
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  • September 22, 2014 Beatiful edition

    Great layout.. With some preludes including hundreds of tiny notes, it really makes a difference to have a well spaced format.Inspiring insights from the editor and awesome recording. As a whole, the 24 preludes are very demanding, and it helps to have an edition like this.

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  • 5

    Plymouth UK.
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  • July 24, 2011 Chopin Preludes.

    The Chopin Preludes are Magical and are poetry in music. There is no easy Chopin,onlyrelative easy Chopin. All are contained in this wonderful work.Some could be described as difficult as the Studies. Everybody will have their own particular favourite prelude.Is No.15 the real Raindrop prelude? In...

    my opinion,No.6 is more like Raindrops.In my opinion no one plays them better than Friedrich Gulda. SeeDecca LXT2837. The Opus 45 Prelude in Csharp minor is a wonderful work and MAGICAL to play.

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  • 5

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  • October 18, 2005 Must Have!

    This is a must have score for any pianist, student, teacher, performer. The score is meticulously edited by an obvious master of Chopin. The insight he adds in his text sheds new light on these classic pieces. To add even more value to this score, the CD is even included...

    to my delight. What an amazing performance of the Preludes! I can't give this edition enough praise!

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