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Re: Merging half-note chord into a quarter-note chord

From: Peter Toye
Subject: Re: Merging half-note chord into a quarter-note chord
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:03:27 +0100

I wasn't going to go into the gory details! Looking at the different editions on IMSPL is an interesting exercise, both on "first" editions but also into 19th century editorial practices. And that's just on the LH part in one bar!


Thursday, April 12, 2018, 5:55:12 PM, Simon Albrecht wrote:

> On 12.04.2018 16:09, ptoye wrote:
>> the different
>> editions can be a nightmare. It's interesting that yours and mine both claim
>> to be "first".

> One of the reasons textual critique is so
> complicated in Chopin is that
> generally two or three first editions were
> issued at roughly the same
> time: one in Germany, one in France, and
> sometimes one in England as
> well. Those were prepared and corrected
> independently of each other, so
> they often present different versions of the
> piece and it’s not even
> possible to tell which one is the ‘earlier’ or the ‘latter’ version.

> Best, Simon
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