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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.).
Check out the below, but also take some time to visit the Henle Urtext web pages on this site.
Highly recommended for home study. Cortot interjects many helpful exercises to overcome some of the difficulties in learning the works.
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
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!
Great Performer's Edition
the Cortot Editions of Chopin
An exploration of the interpretations of the well-known Chopin performer and teacher. Suggestions on expressive and technical points are in abundance.
4 preludes of Opus 28
(transcribed Franz Liszt)
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
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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