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Edition Peters?
« on: June 24, 2012, 03:51:44 AM »
Hello,

I was going to purchase both volumes of Debussy's Preludes, and saw that both Henle and Edition Peters offered an urtext edition. I am already closely familiar with Henle, and have purchased a few of their books in the past. However, the Edition Peters books were significantly cheaper. Does this publisher release reliable urtext editions? Are the books made to last?

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Re: Edition Peters?
«Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 12:45:58 PM »
i think you'd probably be ok on sourcing, usually the later works are not as problematic as say very early ones (i.e. bach, mozart, etc.).

i just like henle more for their layout, smart page breaks/page turns, paper quality, print type and setting (i.e. large margis, dark defined , etc). i think all these things add up to quality scores meant to last, i mean care for them and they are usually (if a larger volume vs single short works) a 'buy it once for life' deal, so int he long run i think thye are worth the extra cost.


if you're concerned with accuracy, etc look for durand, i believe they were the original publishers http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Preludes-Books-1-and-2/5444007.

ed peters is prolly pretty good, and if it's all you can afford, i'd also consider the dover sets. i have those and generally they are extremely well made adn accurate (i.e. sewn lay flat bindings, etc). i mean 10 dollars for both sets and again this is a very good inexpensive score, it is the one i used with my music school college piano professor and he never had any issues with it.
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Preludes-Books-Dover-Music/dp/0486259706



stay away from kalmus at all costs (unless it is all you can find. i do not have a single kalmus score, i.e. those white cover ones, that i have not had to 'surgically' repair after only a few short months with lots of packing tape etc. to keep pages from falling out all over the place, i mean i literally almost have to re-bind the entire thing.).


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Re: Edition Peters?
«Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 12:49:29 AM »
i think you'd probably be ok on sourcing, usually the later works are not as problematic as say very early ones (i.e. bach, mozart, etc.).

i just like henle more for their layout, smart page breaks/page turns, paper quality, print type and setting (i.e. large margis, dark defined , etc). i think all these things add up to quality scores meant to last, i mean care for them and they are usually (if a larger volume vs single short works) a 'buy it once for life' deal, so int he long run i think thye are worth the extra cost.


if you're concerned with accuracy, etc look for durand, i believe they were the original publishers http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Preludes-Books-1-and-2/5444007.

ed peters is prolly pretty good, and if it's all you can afford, i'd also consider the dover sets. i have those and generally they are extremely well made adn accurate (i.e. sewn lay flat bindings, etc). i mean 10 dollars for both sets and again this is a very good inexpensive score, it is the one i used with my music school college piano professor and he never had any issues with it.
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Preludes-Books-Dover-Music/dp/0486259706



stay away from kalmus at all costs (unless it is all you can find. i do not have a single kalmus score, i.e. those white cover ones, that i have not had to 'surgically' repair after only a few short months with lots of packing tape etc. to keep pages from falling out all over the place, i mean i literally almost have to re-bind the entire thing.).



Thank you for your insight. I'm now considering Durand, due to their authenticity (and relatively good price, atleast compared to Henle.)

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«Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 10:32:21 AM »
Thank you for your insight. I'm now considering Durand, due to their authenticity (and relatively good price, atleast compared to Henle.)

sounds like a winner. also their description put the actual score quality (visually, paper quality, binding type, etc) on par w Henle as well.

also, for something this nice, i'd consider spending the extra few dollars (i.e. over the internet or music shop in person) and getting a set of plastic urtext protectors, i use these for all my scores i keep inmy bag that i actively work on

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Clear-Vinyl-Cover-The-Original-Urtext-Protector/17633918

you might email customer service for measurements to ensure they will fit the Durand though (should, i have only found thme to be a bit larger than needed for my non henle scores , never too small , but better safe, besides at 3.50 it's cheap insurance and usually you will find they have free shipping on larger orders over 25 USD in addition to 10% the first order and no sales tax so its a win win)

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«Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 05:19:42 PM »
also, for something this nice, i'd consider spending the extra few dollars (i.e. over the internet or music shop in person) and getting a set of plastic urtext protectors, i use these for all my scores i keep inmy bag that i actively work on

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Clear-Vinyl-Cover-The-Original-Urtext-Protector/17633918

Thank you! I'm about to order these for my Henle WTC. I've always been looking for something like this......