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Etude C major op. 10,1
9 difficult
Etude a minor op. 10,2
8 difficult
Etude E major op. 10,3
7 difficult
Etude c sharp minor op. 10,4
8 difficult
Etude G flat major op. 10,5
7 difficult
Etude e flat minor op. 10,6
7 difficult
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PREFACE

The editor of an Urtext edition of Chopin’s works is faced with the far from simple task of evaluating the numerous original sources, the involved interdependence of which is very difficult to take in at a glance, if at all. Here some assistance is afforded by the recently published work of Maurice J. E. Brown: “Chopin – an Index of his Works in chronological Order”, Londo... more

CRITICAL COMMENTARY

About the Composer

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Frédéric Chopin

Pianist and composer. His work is concentrated around piano music that enjoys extraordinary popularity and has become an integral part of the concert repertoire. His music influenced subsequent generations in France (Franck, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Debussy) as well as Smetana, Dvořák, Balakirev, Grieg, Albéniz.

1810Born in Żelazowa Wola near Warsaw on March 1. First compositions at age seven, his first public performance at eight.
1822Private instruction in composition.
1825Rondo in C minor, Op. 1, his first published work.
1826–29Studies at the Institute of Music in Warsaw.
1829“Fantaisie sur des airs nationaux polonaise” in A major, Op. 13; Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 8. Travels to Vienna, where he gives two concerts of his compositions and improvisations.
1829–33 and 1835–37Etudes, Opp. 10 and 25 -- a new type of virtuosic etude that also makes aesthetic demands.
1830Premieres in Warsaw of his two piano concerti, Op. 21 in F minor and Op. 11 in E minor.
1831Unable to return to Warsaw due to the Polish uprising, he goes to Paris, where he will remain until the end of his life.
1832Debut concert in Paris to great acclaim.
1835/38“Trois valses brillantes,” Op. 34.
1836/39“24 Preludes,” Op. 28, in a cyclic succession: compactly-designed short pieces.
1835/39Piano Sonata in B-flat minor, Op. 35, with the funeral march.
1842/43Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52; “Grande Polonaise brillante” in A-flat major, Op. 53; Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54.
1844Piano Sonata in B minor, Op. 58
1849Completion of the mazurkas in G minor and F minor. Death in Paris on October 17.

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Ewald Zimmermann (Editor)

Dr. Ewald Zimmermann (1910–1998) studied the piano (Privatmusiklehrer-Examen with Eduard Erdmann) and musicology, doing a doctorate in the latter following his time as a soldier in World War II and subsequent time as a prisoner of war in Russia. In 1953 he became the first editor in the history of G. Henle Publishers, where he worked for 22 years alongside the founder of the publishing house, Günter Henle, in Duisburg, actively and deftly supporting the young company’s initial steps. Zimmermann was in charge of almost all of the Urtext editions that were produced in his time, himself editing several volumes, including all of Frédéric Chopin’s works for piano. Under his direction, the first scholarly catalogue of Chopin’s musical works of the time (Krystyna Kobylańska) was produced, issued by G. Henle publishers in 1980.

In 1991 Zimmermann was honoured for his efforts with the Chopin Medal by the Chopin Society in Warsaw, and shortly afterwards received the order “Mérite en faveur de la culture polonaise” from the Polish government. Even after he had retired in 1975, during which time he devoted himself more intensively to playing the piano, he still retained close ties with the publishing house, remained in close contact with his successors and continued editing.

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