"In 1845/46 Chopin composed his bel canto inspired “Barcarolle” in F-sharp major Op.60, which became a model for subsequent generations of composers.
In his evaluation of the divergent and partly even contradictory sources – due to the different engraving models (Stichvorlagen) for the first editions published almost simultaneously in Paris, London, and Leipzig – the editor obtains new results and readings, especially regarding problematic passages.
Chopin’s pedal indications from the other sources, which differ from the main source, are added in small print. Information on this is provided in the Critical Commentary, which also documents the numerous variants of the sources and editorial decisions. An informative preface (Ger/Eng) discusses the genesis of the work and Chopin’s specific understanding of the final shape of his works.
Hardy Rittner supplements Chopin’s fingering from a historically informed perspective. He gives in-depth advice on central questions of performance practice (including cantilena style, rubato and pedal use) and discusses different interpretational approaches (Ger/Eng).
Practical page turns (with fold-out page) and a reader-friendly engraving round off this new edition.
- Up-to-date Urtext edition on the cutting-edge of scholarship with new findings and readings
- Fingering and in-depth notes on historical performance practice by Hardy Rittner (Ger/Eng)
- Practical page turns (with fold-out page) and reader-friendly engraving"