Category Archives: Chopin, Frédéric

The “Picardy” major third in Chopin’s incredibly sad c-sharp minor Nocturne

What a liberating, even redemptive impact that the unexpected major … Continue reading

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Confusion about Chopin’s Scherzi – episode 4

At the beginning of the year I reported on my … Continue reading

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Confusion surrounding Chopin’s Scherzi – episodes 2 & 3

In my blog post of 21 March 2016, I lamented … Continue reading

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Confusion about ties in Chopin’s Scherzo in b minor

That Chopin variants can be exasperating to an editor – … Continue reading

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About the difficulties of notating ornamentation – The riddle of a neighbouring trill tone in Chopin’s Berceuse

The topic “ornamentation” in music is truly endless. We have … Continue reading

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What’s the shelf life of Urtext? Revising at Henle publishers

When you look carefully at our recent publications you’ll also … Continue reading

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‘Fontana’s version’ – genuine Chopin?

A glance at the table of contents in our Urtext … Continue reading

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“La dernière pensée musicale de Chopin” – a Sham?

Mystery swirls around Chopin’s Mazurka in f minor, op. post. … Continue reading

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How does Chopin’s Second Ballade end?

Many pianists are familiar with the problem that there are … Continue reading

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