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An Annotated Catalogue of Chopin's First Editions - Christophe Grabowski

An Annotated Catalogue of Chopin's First Editions

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Published: 21st January 2010
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This Annotated Catalogue presents the most ambitious and comprehensive research ever carried out on the first editions of Chopin's music.

It begins with an in-depth introduction to these unique sources and the publishing practices that gave rise to them.

A detailed description then follows of each Chopin first edition and the later impressions produced by the original publishers or their successors.

The Annotated Catalogue facilitates identification of the Chopin scores held in libraries and private collections around the world by attempting to reconstruct the creative history of each edition. It features entries on 1,552 distinct impressions – of which some 4,830 copies are individually described – along with explanatory essays, appendices and facsimiles of over 200 title pages which illustrate their respective catalogue entries.

Musicians and musicologists alike will gain an unprecedented understanding of the creative history of each Chopin edition and the music within it.

  • 4,830 scores of the Chopin first editions are individually described, along with details of publishers' and owners' stamps and signatures as well as other important features, allowing easy identification
  • A detailed historical introduction provides information on legal contexts, general characteristics of Chopin's first editions, and Chopin's publishers, so that musicians and musicologists alike will gain an unprecedented understanding of the creative history
  • Facsimiles of 222 title pages illustrate their respective catalogue entries.
About the Authors

Christophe Grabowski is a Research Fellow in the Department of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. John Rink is Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London.

'The Annotated Catalogue of Chopin's First Editions ... focuses on 1,552 distinct impressions, of which some 4,830 copies are individually described, with explanatory essays, appendices and facsimiles of more than 200 title pages.' Piano

Preface
Sigla of publishers
Sigla of libraries and private collections
Chopin's first editions: historical overview
Introduction to the Annotated Catalogue
Annotated Catalogue
Plates
Appendices: I. Orchestral parts
II. Series title pages
III. Advertisements
IV. Index of libraries and private collections
V. Uncatalogued works
Bibliography.

ISBN: 9780521819176
ISBN-10: 0521819172
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 994
Published: 21st January 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 23.1  x 6.2
Weight (kg): 3.29