Jump to content


Photo

Chopin Nocturne C sharp Minor


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 SunshineMK

SunshineMK

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 46 posts
  • Member: 888002
    Joined: 27-February 14

Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:31

Dear all,

 

Please can you let me know what is the best version to buy to learn this famous piece please?

 

Thanks


  • 0

#2 corenfa

corenfa

    Virtuoso

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5791 posts
  • Member: 95861
    Joined: 28-March 10
  • Here

Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:43

My teacher favours Paderewski. However, they're expensive.
  • 0

#3 fsharpminor

fsharpminor

    Maestro

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16571 posts
  • Member: 7089
    Joined: 07-June 06
  • Heswall, Wirral (originally Keighley, Yorks)

Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:46

There are two Chopin Nocturnes in C# Minor  ,  I imagine you mean the Op Posth one rather than Op27 No 1, which is rather more difficult, and often sadly neglected


  • 0

#4 SunshineMK

SunshineMK

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 46 posts
  • Member: 888002
    Joined: 27-February 14

Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:00

Thank you,  corenfa and fsharpminor. it's the same tune you hear in 'the pianist'...posthumous

 

why prefer Paderewski not SCHIRMER?


  • 0

#5 corenfa

corenfa

    Virtuoso

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5791 posts
  • Member: 95861
    Joined: 28-March 10
  • Here

Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:13

My teacher thinks that the editing in Paderewski editions is closer to what Chopin intended. I know that some Schirmer editions change the actual notes (I observe this with Mozart sonatas) but I do not know whether this applies to Chopin.
  • 0

#6 HelenVJ

HelenVJ

    Prodigy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1703 posts
  • Member: 1265
    Joined: 03-May 04
  • South-East London ( OK - Penge)

Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:25

I use the Henle, which gives 2 versions for the middle section. You can buy it as a single copy, so it is a lot cheaper than the Paderewski.


  • 0

#7 GMc

GMc

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 982 posts
  • Member: 322722
    Joined: 27-September 11

Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:08

Chopin supposedly never actually played anything exactly the same twice and encouraged his students to do the same with his works but you can see the original scores quite often at the Polish Chopin Institute website and via other internet sites as well if you want to see how he wrote them before publication.


  • 0

#8 fsharpminor

fsharpminor

    Maestro

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16571 posts
  • Member: 7089
    Joined: 07-June 06
  • Heswall, Wirral (originally Keighley, Yorks)

Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:10

I use the Henle, which gives 2 versions for the middle section. You can buy it as a single copy, so it is a lot cheaper than the Paderewski.

I have the single Henle also. Tha ABRSM edition does not have the two Op Posth, only the standard 19.  I play about a dozen of them.


  • 0