CHOPIN, Frédéric, 1810-1849

Walc cis-moll op.64 nr 2 / Waltz, op.64 no.2 in C-sharp Minor. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Bibliotheque Nationale de France w Paryżu. Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in the Bibliothčque Nationale de France in Paris

[Waltz, op.64, no.2]

Chopin, Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op.64 no.2

Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, A X/64/2. Warsaw, 2015. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 2, 47 pp. Full-color halftone of the autograph presentation copy signed a Madame La Baronne Nathaniel de Rothschild”. It is precisely because Chopin made presentation mss of this type that the source studies for some of the waltzes are so complex. Complete autographs include this one and another in Basel in private hands. The Basel version, twice corrected by Chopin, served as the Stichvorlage for the first French edition by Brandus published in 1847. It differs in several very significant respects from the autograph presented here, and clearly represents a revision and refinement of the work. This gives special interest to the present manuscript which includes no upbeat, has a smoother less-urgent melodic line in the central section, and a recapitulation that consists only of a figuration fragment of the first section; furthermore this version has no tempo or pedaling indications. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Jim Samson. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $63  (view other volumes from this series)


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