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Frédéric Chopin

Scherzo c sharp minor op. 39

Editor: Norbert Müllemann
Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold

8.50 €

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

Pages: 31 (VII, 24), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 1342 · ISMN 979-0-2018-1342-4

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


Chopin’s Scherzo no. 3 was connected to his legendary winter in Mallorca in 1838/39, as were his Préludes op. 28. On 22 January 1839, the composer sent the autograph of the latter work to Camille Pleyel in Paris, and at the same time announced further works that would soon “flood” the recipient of his letter, including the Scherzo no. 3. Did perhaps its alternation of passages with furious octaves and a grave chorale reflect Chopin’s mood at the time? That’s a question players will have to decide for themselves. This revised stand-alone Urtext edition is based on the first editions and on a manuscript copy. Footnotes and a condensed Critical Report offer information on the many variants in the history of its musical text, while a comprehensive Critical Report can be downloaded online. This is an Urtext edition that leaves nothing to be desired.

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