CHOPIN PRELUDES PIANO BOOK ALFRED MASTERWORK EDITION
Preludes by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Willard A. Palmer. For solo piano. Introductory text, thematic index, standard notation, fingerings and illustrations
The 24 Preludes, one in each major and minor key, are among Chopin's most masterful works. Ranging from miniatures for intermediate-level students to lengthier works for advanced pianists, the Preludes were written in a monastery during the winter of 1839. The preface to this historically informed edition contains a thorough discussion of pedaling, tempo, ornamentation and rubato in Chopin's piano music in general and the preludes specifically.