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The 35 Piano Sonatas, Volumes 13: Slipcase edition: v. 1-3 (Signature Series (ABRSM)) Sheet music – 13 Dec 2007

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  • Sheet music
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (13 Dec. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860968902
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860968907
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 7.6 x 31.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 424,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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WINNER of Best Classical Publication 2008 (MIA Award)

Best Sheet Music;International Piano Awards 2008

This new Beethoven edition can be considered one of the landmark keyboard publications of the 21st century. There is no doubt that this new edition is of vital significance to the music community as a whole. Beethoven's sonatas now number 35, and the Associated Board has brought the works into more focus than ever before. (International Piano)

This new edition is of vital significance to not only the piano community but also to the music community as a whole. Barry Cooper has brought the works into more focus for the 21st century than ever before. (EPTA Piano Professional)

Attractively produced and modestly priced, this edition which promises to reach its aim to be faithful to Beethoven's intentions, and should be widely used by pianists, students, teachers and all those interested in the detail and wider context of these canonic masterpieces. Arietta, (BPSE Journal)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By hfffoman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Jan. 2013
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I am not going to review the Beethoven piano sonatas as anyone considering buying them will surely already know that they are a) one of the most important works of genius produced by man and b) they are very hard to play.

The decision is which edition to buy. I already possessed the complete set of Beethoven's piano sonatas, so why did I decide I needed another? This one represents a huge amount of research which surpasses what has gone before. Just reading the introduction about the problems of editing such a work is fascinating. The number of subtle decisions to make for a single sonata is amazing and I started think that to bring the same level of research and judgement to all of them must be a lifetime's work. There are many differences between this and previous versions. To put it into context most of the changes concern phrasing,articulation, ornaments, occasionally a dynamic is changed, and very occasionally a note is changed.

One thing to note: he doesn't like to use leger lines between the staves or to switch one stave into the opposite clef. This means he often crosses the part fo one hand into the other stave, so both parts are on the same stave. Some people may find this less friendly to read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Martin Shepherd on 24 Jan. 2013
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Excellent in every respect - except an annoying practical one. Can you put it on your piano and play from it?

I won't waste words - it's simply that it won't lie flat, therefore the individual volumes should have been hardback, like the old ABRSM edition of the Bach 48.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pianomad on 14 July 2013
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These are excellent editions, but the practicalities are not thought through. Each volume is about an inch thick; they simply won't lie flat on the stand and are virtually impossible to play from. I contacted ABRSM about this, but they say they've received no other feedback of this nature: I find this very hard to believe. As I say, I cannot fault the contents, but why on earth they didn't think of the practicality of using the books, I have no idea. Very frustrating, and I shall probably have to replace them with another edition at some point.
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2 of 16 people found the following review helpful By petey on 10 Nov. 2010
Yes, sure it's pricey and then they add shipping and exchange rates and if you're lucky, you don't live in the country's worst zipcode. Much too expensive for a doorstop. If only they were stocked at every grocery (instead of tabloids) or this edition were folded into the 'music for millions' series but yes you should always buy quality, like the Paderewski Chopin etc etc... You only cheat yourself waiting and trying to download this. They got us; we shouldn't be fatalist, but proud. Enough of my noise, now onto the music, the musicianship, the freude of discipline and theory and ideas and life.
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