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Waltzes and Scherzos

By Frederic Chopin

Solo piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Carl Mikuli. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Dover Edition. Form: Scherzo; Waltz. Romantic Period. Collection. 154 pages. Dover Publications #06-243168. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-243168).

Item Number: AP.6-243168

ISBN 9780486243160. 9x12 inches. English.

This splendid collection includes all of the Scherzos and nearly all of the Waltzes from the Paderewski edition, complete with editorial commentary.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-10.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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

  • Waltz in Eb Major, Op. 18 (Grande Valse brillante) 
  • Waltz in Ab Major, Op. 34, No. 1 (Grande Valse brillante) 
  • Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2 (Grande Valse brillante) 
  • Waltz in F Major, Op. 34, No. 3 (Grande Valse brillante) 
  • Waltz in Ab Major, Op. 42 (Grande Valse) 
  • Waltz in Db Major, Op. 64, No. 1 ("Minute Waltz") 
  • Waltz in C# Minor, Op. 64, No. 2 
  • Waltz in Ab Major, Op. 64, No. 3 
  • Waltz in Ab Major, Op. 69, No. 1 ("L'adieu") 
  • Waltz in B Minor, Op. 69, No. 2 
  • Waltz in Gb Major, Op. 70, No. 3 
  • Waltz in E Minor, Op. posthumous 
  • Waltz in E Major, Op. posthumous 
  • Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20 
  • Scherzo No. 2 in Bb Minor, Op. 31 
  • Scherzo No. 3 in C# Minor, Op. 39 
  • Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 

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  • 4

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  • March 13, 2007 This is NOT the Paderewski edition

    I'm searching the internet for the Paderewski edition of the Scherzos, and keep coming across this Dover edition being listed as the Paderewski edition. It is the Mikuli edition. Don't be fooled. I can tell it is not the Paderewski edition from the image of the first page...

    of the first waltz, and I've never heard of Dover having gained rights to the very expensive Paderewski edition. With that said, I love Dover editions of music, as they are an unbeatable price. The waltzes are within the ability of an accomplished amateur. The scherzos are significantly more difficult. The Mikuli editions are not the best, but you can't beat the price if you are not choosy. I just don't know why these are being listed on the internet as Paderewski editions.

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  • August 31, 2006 Chopin for People who Hate Chopin

    I have never enjoyed Chopin's music until hearing the waltzes presented in this book. They are undeniably charming and incredibly fun! This book is one of only two Dover books I have ever seen that includes fingering- although I sometimes felt that the fingering was made more difficult than...

    necessary in order to avoid hitting a repeated note with the same finger. Overall, Chopin's Waltzes and Scherzos will provide a nice challenge to intermediate pianists and will be fun for advanced pianists to put in a little work. These are some of the funnest piano pieces you will ever hear or play, so Buy This Book!

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