CHOPIN, Frédéric, 1810-1849

Etiuda A-Moll Op.25 nr 4 / Etude in A Minor, Op.25 No.4
Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Bibliothèque de l’Opéra w Paryżu. / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript held in the Bibliothèque de l’Opéra in Paris

[Etude, piano, op.25, no.4]

Chopin, Etude A minor Op.25, no.4

Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, A /II/25/4. Warsaw, 2016. Oblong, 30 x 24 cm, 2 vols, 4, 47 pp. The The Etude in A Minor was published with the whole cycle in October 1837, almost simultaneously by three publishers: Maurice Schlesinger in Paris, Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig and Wessel in London. The present full-color facsimile is based on the manuscript Rés 50 (2), Bibliothèque de l'Opéra; we know from engraver’s markings showng the exact division into pages and systems that it served as the Stichvorlage for the Schlesinger edition. The pages of the Etude show a significant number of minor corrections; these might indicate haste on the composer's part resulting in slips in the notation. Before the final resolution to an A major chord in bar 65 a whole bar was deleted—could this indicate that Chopin meant to replace some notes before that chord?  Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Irena Poniatowska. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $76  (view other volumes from this series)


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