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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra F minor Op. 21, No. 2

2 Pianos, 4 Hands

By Frederic Chopin

Piano 2 Pianos, 4-hands (2 Pianos, 4-hands) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Ewald Zimmermann. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: VI and 102. Classical. Softcover. 116 pages. G. Henle #HN420. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480420).

Item Number: HL.51480420

ISBN 9790201804200. 9.25x12.25 inches.

Chopin composed his piano concertos around 1829/30, which means that to a certain extent they are the climax and conclusion of his student years in Warsaw. Both works are early masterpieces with which Chopin celebrated great triumphs on his first concert tours abroad, and to this day the popularity of these piano concertos has remained unbroken. The Concerto in F minor – the first to be written – was not published until 1836, when Chopin was already firmly established in Paris. Compared with the E minor concerto, the source material is profuse: along with frist editions and student copies, th edition has also made use of what might be called a “half autograph,” in which the orchestral parts stem from an unknown scribal hand, while the piano solo part is written by the composer himself. The piano reduction also makes use of contemporary sources: this is an edition that offers Urtext quality at the highest level.

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About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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

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  • November 15, 2007 Great edition

    The Chopin Piano Concerto #2 is one of the most difficult but rewarding concertos in the standard repertoire. The numerous passage work demands a high degree of virtuosity. The piano dominates the work. The many extended lyrical passages with Chopin's ornamentations have much beauty, and hidden difficulties! Great edition...

    from Henle - everything is printed so clearly with plenty of useful fingerings from the editor (enough but never over-edited like in other editions).

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