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Chopin National Edition 5A, Vol. 5

By Frederic Chopin

Chopin National Edition 5A, Vol. 5. Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Jan Ekier. PWM. Classical. Softcover. 140 pages. Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne #9235071. Published by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (HL.132287).

Item Number: HL.132287

ISBN 9781480390768. 9.25x12 inches.

Includes the Nocturnes, Op. 9-62. In accordance with the tradition of the genre, these are characterized by emotion, intimacy and programmatic tendencies. There is often a turbulent middle section and a richly ornamented reprise.

The National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin

Published by PWM

Exclusively Distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation


Jan Ekier and Pawel Kaminski

The objective of the National Edition is to present Chopin's complete output in its authentic form, based on the entire body of available sources. Sources were analyzed with up-to-date scientific and musicological methodology.

The National Edition was based on sources originated from the composer, mainly autographs, copies of autographs and first editions with the composer's corrections, and pupils' copies with Chopin's annotations. In cases when original sources were lacking, the closest possible materials were used. Collecting the source materials was a laborious task which took years of effort.

The characteristics of sources, the links and discrepancies between them as well as the reasons for particular editorial decisions are discussed in the Source Commentary in each volume.

The Performance Commentary appended to each volume includes: the realization of ornaments, comments on pedal markings (the original markings sometimes are inadequate, due to the difference in sound between pianos used in Chopin`s times and modern pianos), suggestions as to the “harmonic legato” (a performance technique often used by Chopin and now forgotten).

About the National Edition

Full Introduction to the Polish National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin

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  • January 24, 2020 The Best Edition for Chopin

    It always feels daunting choosing the right edition to invest in, depending on the composer. For Chopin, I feel Jan Ekier's National Edition is the best. The scholarly research that went into putting these together is unmatched, and beyond that, the books themselves are a pleasure to read from...

    and the pages turn nicely and lay flat. The paper is high quality, smooth and slightly off white, and the print is crisp and dark, which makes the eyes happy, too. I highly recommend this edition for any of Chopin's work. In my opinion, these are the best editions of Chopin's work available.

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  • November 19, 2018 Nocturnes

    excellent, thank you !

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