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Topic: Thoughts on Durand?  (Read 891 times)

Offline bwl_13

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Thoughts on Durand?
on: May 26, 2022, 03:43:17 AM
I was recently at my local Long and McQuade and purchased the complete piano works of Ravel for $26 CAD! I've heard online that Durand is a good edition for french composers, especially Debussy and Ravel. I also heard that the edition is pretty expensive but the price I got for his complete piano works is on par with Schirmer so I might've gotten faulty information.

Anyway, should I trust this edition? I think Ravel actually published directly through them for many of these pieces so I'd have to imagine it's pretty good for that.

Thoughts on the binding? I haven't played through anything yet but it looks like it'll be annoying to keep open. Does anyone have some solutions to this? I've heard going to a Staples and getting it spiral bound is a good option.
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Re: Thoughts on Durand?
Reply #1 on: May 26, 2022, 10:34:24 PM
I have had trouble with their bindings too. It's a shame, because I love the engraving! I think for composers such as Ravel (and I think Debussy) who published via them they're generally trustworthy. I have seen errors from first editions being corrected in later editions in the case of Ravel.

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Re: Thoughts on Durand?
Reply #2 on: May 27, 2022, 05:38:35 PM
Yeah, you're fine with Durand. There are newer editions with fingerings, performance notes etc. (Nancy Bricard's with Alfred edition are particularly good for Ravel) if you want them.

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