London Concert to Promote National Edition of Chopin's Works

Celebrating the new edition of the works of Fryderyk Chopin

 

Sunday 9 October, 4.30pm
Westminster Cathedral Hall
Ambrosden Avenue
London SW1P 1QW
Tickets: £12 / £10 (seniors) / £6 (students)
T: 0207 960 4027


Jan Krzysztof Broja - piano
Andrzej Bauer - cello
Jakub Jakowicz - violin

Prof. Paweł Kamiński - lecture and talk on Role of Urtext in Contemporary Artist's Practise
 
Programme:
F. Chopin
Introduction and Polonaise in C Major, Op. 3 for piano and cello
Sonate in G Minor, Op. 65 for piano and cello
Grand Duo Concertant in E Major, Dbop. 16
Trio in G Minor, Op. 8 for piano, violin and cello

The National Edition of the works of Fryderyk Chopin is a unique, complete collection of the Polish composer's works that may become a primary resource for both students and teachers as well as music enthusiasts. The National Edition, put together by Professor Jan Ekier covers a 50 year period and was released to coincide with the International Chopin Year 2010.

The project's aim is to reach the widest audience of music lovers, especially various music societies in England - from music professors to piano students, musicologists and music publishers and distributors. The National Edition is the first complete edition of the works of Chopin, based on all available sources of the composer's work, left by the composer himself, as well as his students and original publishers. The new edition also includes commentary from publishers, original sources and practical notes on Chopin`s fingering and the fingering used in contemporary concert practice with suggestions as to the 'harmonic legato' (a performance technique often used by Chopin and now forgotten). 

These characteristics of the National Edition will be discussed during a seminar led by co-editor Prof Paweł Kamiński, assistant professor at the Chair of Piano at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music. 

The event is presented by the Chopin Society UK in conjunction with the Polish Cultural Institute in London.

The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the cultural programme of Polish EU Presidency 2011.

 

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