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Frédéric Chopin

Scherzo b flat minor op. 31

Editor: Norbert Müllemann
Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold

8.50 €

Urtext Edition, paperbound
in preparation
revised edition
Detailed critical commentary
(not available in the printed editions)
available free-of-charge: Download

Pages: 39 (VIII, 31), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 1335 · ISMN 979-0-2018-1335-6

Level of difficulty (Piano): difficult (Level 7/8)

ABRSM: LRSM

Chopin gave the “scherzo” a character all of its own, and his second Scherzo is probably the best known of the four works that he composed in that genre. In contrast to the first Scherzo, which survives only in its first editions, we are fortunate in that manuscript material is also extant for the second. These multitude sources are complemented by printed copies once belonging to Chopin’s pupils that contain his own annotations, and which have been newly evaluated for this revised Henle Urtext edition. Footnotes provide information on authorised variants, and in addition to the report printed in the edition itself, a detailed critical report is available on the Internet with in-depth information for those keen to know more about the history of the sources.

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