CHOPIN, Frédéric, 1810-1849

Etude in F Minor from Méthode des Méthodes pour piano
Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw

Chopin, Etude in F Minor (Méthode de Méthodes)

Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, [36] A /II/Dop.36A/I. Warsaw, 2018. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 4, 47 pp. Full-color halftone. Purchased in an auction in 2008 by the Chopin Institute, and preserved now in the Chopin Museum as MS MC/188, this non-fair copy autograph represents an earlier version of the work. The MS has signs of burn damage on the upper corner which in no way affects the text except for the possibility of the loss of the initial tempo marking. Notable is the lack of dynamic, agogic, pedal and expression markings, and phrasing only appears at the beginning. It contains corrections and deletions which show the composer was still working out detail. One is most struck by Chopin’s hesitation over the rhythmic shaping of the melodic line and changes in the closure of the piece. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Zofia Chechlińska.. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $82  (view other volumes from this series)


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