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Offline presto agitato

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Best edition of Chopins Etudes?
« on: October 24, 2004, 03:46:36 PM »
Whats the best option? (Fingering,  Quality, Prize etc)

Thanks
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Offline rhapsody in orange

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Re: Best edition of Chopins Etudes?
«Reply #1 on: October 27, 2004, 02:14:21 AM »
i personally like paderewski. fingerings there are more suitable for me at least.
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Offline tph

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Re: Best edition of Chopins Etudes?
«Reply #2 on: October 28, 2004, 05:03:15 PM »
I've been told good things about Mikuli's edition in Schirmer's Library.

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Re: Best edition of Chopins Etudes?
«Reply #3 on: October 28, 2004, 10:31:52 PM »
Have a look here where a lot of editions have been discussed:

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2074.msg17096.html#msg17096

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2678.msg23656.html#msg23656

Also have a look at reply #8 here, which is somehow related to your question:

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4070.msg37557.html#msg37557

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Re: Best edition of Chopins Etudes?
«Reply #4 on: November 02, 2004, 01:59:47 PM »
I've been told good things about Mikuli's edition in Schirmer's Library.

tph
Yeah, I have that one. I think it's very good, although I haven't had the time to compare it to other editions much.

Offline Sydney

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Re: Best edition of Chopins Etudes?
«Reply #5 on: November 18, 2004, 12:38:24 PM »
In Japan, Alfred Cortot Edition has been a kind of bible. Even Japanese translation version has been published long time ago. His finguring is quite unique, however, after a while (I mean after enormous amount of time practice, of course), it strangely turns to be very comfortable.  :)

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Re: Best edition of Chopins Etudes?
«Reply #6 on: December 02, 2004, 03:58:33 AM »
Surprisingly, I like the Alfred edition.  My next choice would be the Cortot.

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Re: Best edition of Chopins Etudes?
«Reply #7 on: December 02, 2004, 06:43:00 AM »
i personally like paderewski. fingerings there are more suitable for me at least.

The Paderewski is what my teacher recommends, too.  There are 2 varieties,too.  The books that are edited in Poland, and printed in the US (the "normal" ones you see in the stores) and the ones actually printed in Poland.  They are almost twice as expensive, have shiny covers, and have a few extra pages of "goodies" like pictures of Chopin and manuscript inside.  Kind of a collectors thing.
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