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