CHOPIN, Frédéric, 1810-1849

Ballade F-dur, Opus 38. Faksimile nach dem Autograph, im Besitz der Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.

[Ballade, piano, op.38/Kob.602]

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[Henle Music 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 Catherine Massip. Wrappers. $58 (view other volumes from this series)


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