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The below are mostly Schirmer editions, with some Kalmus, Salabert, Ricordi mixed in. These are OK for fun and are a good value. . . unless you are a serious student and must therefore use an authoritative score. Schirmer, Kalmus, Dover, etc. have always been a great source of Art music for the budget conscious, but for Chopin it becomes exceedingly important to use a true Urtext.

The most authoritative editons are published by G. Henle Verlag (Germany). Henle editions are expensive, but are editions that are well worth the investment. Any accomplished pianist knows the huge difference between 100 year old rescans of unknown sources and Henle Urtext. Henle represents the most recent scholarship in publishing Urtext editions, there are no inaccuracies in the score and no editor's opinions added (notes changed/added, pedal markings, changing Chopin's fingerings, etc.).

The Cortot editions are published by Salabert, and are listed below. Every pianist studying the major works of Chopin should have these editions in addition to an authoritative score. Cortot's insight and practice techniques are invaluable for overcoming the difficulties inherent in Chopin. I can't recommend the Cortot enough - your technique will improve exponentially if you master his technical drills.

Check out the below, but also take some time to visit the Henle Urtext web pages on this site.
Henle Urtext is recommended for the music of Chopin, C.F. Peters, Schirmer and Kalmus are not.
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Ballades - Complete
(Cortot/Salabert Edition)

(English Text)
Highly recommended for home study. Cortot interjects many helpful exercises to overcome some of the difficulties in learning the works.

Barcarolle in F Sharp Op. 60


Berceuse in D Flat Major Op. 57


Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
(Solo Only)



Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
(Solo Only)



Diverse Pieces Vol. 1
(Cortot/Salabert Edition)
(French Text)


Ecossaise No. 1


Etude Op. 10, No. 3 in E Major


Etude Op. 10, No. 5 in G Flat Major


Etude Op. 10, No. 12 in C Minor


Etude Op. 25, No. 1 in A Flat Major


Etudes (Mikuli)

Etudes Op. 10

(French Text)


Etudes Op. 10

(English Text)

Highly Recommended for independent study. Cortot offers excellent advice as well as technical exercises to help overcome difficulties in learning the Etudes. The language of his day (as well as being translated from French) can be a bit flowery, but the technical insight is significant. - RV

12 Etudes Op. 25

(English Text)

As above, Cortot is the best source for a collection of some of the most difficult music in the repertoire, with some sage advice on how to learn it!

Fantasie Impromptu in C Sharp Minor Op. 66


Fantasie Op. 49 in F Minor


Fantasy Impromptu
Great Performer's Edition



Grand Valse Brillante Op. 18 in E Flat-Major


Grand Polonaise Brillante Op. 22 in E-Flat Major


Ballade No. 1 Op. 23 in G Minor


Ballade No. 3 Op. 47 in A Flat Major


Impromptu Op. 29, No. 1 in A Flat Major




Impromptus - Complete
(Cortot/Salabert Edition)

(French Text)


An Introduction to
the Cortot Editions of Chopin

(English text)
Salabert Edition

An exploration of the interpretations of the well-known Chopin performer and teacher. Suggestions on expressive and technical points are in abundance.

Works include:

4 preludes of Opus 28
3 Mazurkas
3 Nocturnes
3 Ecossaises of Opus 72C
3 Valses
Polonaise in A (Op. 40, No. 1)

Maiden's Wish
(transcribed Franz Liszt)


Master Series for the Young
Vol. 10

Chorale from the Nocturne, Op. 37, No. 1
Etude No. 2, from the "Three New Etudes"
Lento Religioso from the Nocturne, Op. 15, No. 3
Mazurka, Op. 7, No. 1
Mazurka, Op. 67, No. 2
Mazurka, Op. 67, No. 4
Mazurka, Op. 68, No. 2
Mazurka, Op. 68, No. 3
4 Preludes, Op. 28 (Nos. 6, 7, 15, 20)
Theme from the Ballade, Op. 38
Trio from the Funeral March, Op. 35
Waltz, Op. 70, No. 2
Waltz in E

Mazurka in D Major


Mazurka Op. 7, No. 2 in A Minor


Mazurka Op. 17, No. 4 in A Minor


Mazurkas (Complete)


Mazurkas Vol. 1
(Cortot/Salabert Edition)

(French text)


Miscellaneous Compositions

Berceuse in D flat, Op. 57
Barcarolle in F sharp, Op. 60
Bolero in C, Op. 19
Allegro de Concert in A, Op. 46
Tarentelle in A flat, Op. 43
Variations brilliantes in B Flat, Op. 12
Variations sur un air allemand in E, posthumous
Marche funebre in C minor
Trois Ecossaises, posthumous

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