Friday, December 9, 2011

Other editions

I'm using the Alfred Edition with the accented first beats in measures 13 through 16 and the accented off beats (2nd note of the group of 16th notes) in measures 17 through 20 but I found out from the footnote last night that in measures 13-16 and 17-20, Klindworth, Jossefy and other editors add quarter note stems to the accented notes, which means that you hold the accented notes. So I'm going to try practicing it both ways and decide which method I prefer.

I'm still having difficulty coordinating the R/L for bars 17-20 because the off beat throws me off balance. Then, when I return to practice bars 13-17, my fingers are quite uncoordinated again because of the different notes that need to be held or accented. I hope I'll get it before my hair turns completely gray!

4 comments:

Kyle_Ramos said...

Of course you will!! I'm sure you will be playing this soon enough.

Also, for the editions. I use the Breitkopf und Härtel edition. They are a very old and traditional publishers and you can be really sure that they're edition is very accurate to the author. You can download it here if you want.

http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/imglnks/usimg/e/ea/IMSLP139195-PMLP02259-FChopin_Fantaisie-impromptu__Op.66_BH13.pdf

Choo Choo Love said...

Thanks, Kyle. I'm printing out the edition that you use for comparison with mine and also for reference. I appreciate it very much.

Didn't you have any difficulty with the off beat accents bars 17 upward?

When will you arrive in Calgary?

I may go to a warm location for a week in January. Got to thaw out my fingers and toes, especially my fingers. My brain, too. They're all suffering from frostbite.

After you've lived in Calgary through the winter, you'll know why I need to thaw out!

Kyle_Ramos said...

I'm still working on the accents bars 17 upward. I can do it, but its not 100% yet. And it depends on how fatigued I am too.

I will arrive in Calgary on January 16th.

Choo, you getting me afraid of the cold!! ha ha, I don't want to lose my fingers! ! Need a good pair of gloves

Choo Choo Love said...

Good reason to be afraid of the cold! Ha ha! Be sure to get some mitts. You're young. You'll get used to it. Hey, you might even like it.