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19942698
19942698
19942698

Rondo in C Major, Variations in D Major

for Two Pianos, Four Hands Chopin National Edition

By Frederic Chopin

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2 Pianos, 4 Hands
For Two Pianos, Four Hands Chopin National Edition. Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Jan Ekier, Pawel Kaminski. PWM. Classical. 136 pages. Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne #51600031. Published by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (HL.132310).

Item Number: HL.132310

ISBN 1480390909. 9.25x12 inches.

The Rondo in C Major for two pianos was composed in 1828. The Variations in D Major on an Irish National Air from Thomas Moore was composed in 1826.

The National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin

Published by PWM

Exclusively Distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation

Co-Editors

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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