Opus 38. Faksimile nach dem
Autograph, im Besitz der
Bibliothèque Nationale de
Facsimiles, 13]. Munich, 1999.
Oblong, 35 x 28 cm, 10, iv pp. Full-color
facsimile of the autograph “composing” copy. This is the principal
source both in regard to
the work’s genesis and for the compilation of a definitive text.
Saint-Saëns, a former owner
of the manuscript, wrote that the paper was so thin that Chopin was
unable to make any
corrections by means of erasure, but rather carefully crossed out the
passage in question.
The manuscript contains a large number of alterations (mostly deleted
bars) and shows the
composer’s extraordinary attention to pedaling (there are passages
where he originally
specified them, only to delete them later). Afterword in Ger-Fr-Eng by
Wrappers. $58 (view other
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