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'real' sheet music for Mendelssohn etude - where??
« on: October 01, 2015, 11:12:33 AM »
Okay odd dilemma.

After much deliberation and fussing, I've decided on Mendelssohn's Etude in f minor as my concert etude for my ARCT program. I'm currently working off a free copy off IMSLP.

I always like to buy a 'real' printed copy for exam repertoire, from a trusted publisher like Henle or Peters, to make sure there aren't any errors. Except for some odd reason, I can't seem to find this work, not even at my local specialty store on special order!! What gives?!? All they seem so have are Songs without Words, Sonatas, the Cappriccio, a few chamber works, but I can't find this etude at all.

Does anyone have any idea where I can get a proper accurate published version of this etude?? I don't get why it's obscure, it's such a pretty work!
Current repertoire:
ARCT program (Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Rach, Barber, Mendelssohn), plus Schumann's Papillons, Scarlatti, and Czerny op 740

My pianos: Kawai BL-51 (50"), Kawai RX-2 Conservatory

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Re: 'real' sheet music for Mendelssohn etude - where??
«Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 12:27:45 PM »
if 'complete' is  truly complete (it is not always, as in the case of 'complete Beethoven Sonatas' which leaves out the 3 Bonn sonatas-as do most publishers unfortunately) the look through the Henle contents for each of the volumes (believe there are 4) of the Mendelssohn complete works for piano series. One of those should have it included. unlikely to find it published as a separate piece (though I would check with Schott, and consisder Vienna Weiner Urtext, and possibly Konemann but that's a long shot).
 I always have to end up buying multi work volumes in order to get one single piece in particular I'm looking for.

this seems to be the peters version
http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/sm/7135834

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Re: 'real' sheet music for Mendelssohn etude - where??
«Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 12:37:10 PM »
if 'complete' is  truly complete (it is not always, as in the case of 'complete Beethoven Sonatas' which leaves out the 3 Bonn sonatas-as do most publishers unfortunately) the look through the Henle contents for each of the volumes (believe there are 4) of the Mendelssohn complete works for piano series. One of those should have it included. unlikely to find it published as a separate piece (though I would check with Schott, and consisder Vienna Weiner Urtext, and possibly Konemann but that's a long shot).
 I always have to end up buying multi work volumes in order to get one single piece in particular I'm looking for.

this seems to be the peters version
http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/sm/7135834

Thanks, I'll see if I can hunt down the Peters edition. I just can't believe I'm having such difficulty finding this considering it's on the ARCT list!!

I refuse to buy the Henle 'complete' collection - it's in two books but $98 EACH! Holy crap no way, I'd risk the errors, LOL.

Also I didn't know Henle's Beethoven Sonata collection was incomplete - I own both!
Current repertoire:
ARCT program (Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Rach, Barber, Mendelssohn), plus Schumann's Papillons, Scarlatti, and Czerny op 740

My pianos: Kawai BL-51 (50"), Kawai RX-2 Conservatory

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Re: 'real' sheet music for Mendelssohn etude - where??
«Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 12:48:59 PM »


Also I didn't know Henle's Beethoven Sonata collection was incomplete - I own both!

for the Henle, yes i have always thought that set is incredibly over priced Henle has a premium on it but even that is absurd. I tend to buy all my Henle now as used scores, tycpially it's new old stock, or perhaps someone studied a piece or two out of it. i usually find very good notes and perf suggestions from great pianists and teachers in some of the used scores i buy as well, a nice bonus given you can usually buy at half price that way.

it's an odd and unfortunate occurrence. Almost all 'complete' editions including recordings of the 'complete sonatas' leaves the real first 3 sonatas (w Beethoven it's not the only place we  see it, for Scriabin this is in reality a very early sonata that is overlooked and another is called the first/no 1, when really it's not, go fig).

I'm working through the 3 Beethoven Bonn sonatas, they're not the most inventive (though 3rd is cool, the theme makes an appearance later in Pathetique sonats, and there are fragments that find their way into some of the orchestral works).  They're not awful though and sort of charming as bridge works w ideas that would not seem out of place in Haydn or Mozart.  :-\


FYI the real Scriabin first sonata, pretty cool imho and I believe he uses (like Beethoven did) ideas here later on in other works
excerpt, 3rd movement.

http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_In_E-flat_minor_%28Scriabin%2C_Aleksandr%29

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Re: 'real' sheet music for Mendelssohn etude - where??
«Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015, 04:03:44 PM »
I haven't played any Scriabin yet, I will have to add it to my list of things to learn. Which is very long now! LOL! Not enough time!

I don't even bother to buy books/scores now if they're on IMSLP. I have a big tablet setup with music reader software so it's way handier. I'm only 'old fashioned' with examwork since 100% accuracy is important.

Turns out my local store can order the Peters edition after all, so I'm all set. Not sure why I couldn't find it in their online catalog though.
Current repertoire:
ARCT program (Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Rach, Barber, Mendelssohn), plus Schumann's Papillons, Scarlatti, and Czerny op 740

My pianos: Kawai BL-51 (50"), Kawai RX-2 Conservatory