Issues : EE inaccuracies

b. 1-12

composition: Op. 26 No 1, Polonaise in C♯ minor

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Bars 1-12, marked in A by Chopin with a conventional repetition sign, were rewritten in the editions. According to us, it is an arbitrary decision of the French editor, probably resulting from graphic issues – from the layout of the text on the pages. Consequently, analogous places display minor differences, which – due to the repetition in A – were certainly not intended by Chopin. The discrepancies mainly result from oversights and inaccuracy of the engravers and, to a certain extent, from Chopin's superficial review. Due to the fact that in the main text we preserve the notation of A, for bars 1-12 we adopt two manners of marking the differing elements in the repeated bars:

  • we put the elements which appear only the first time in brackets;
  • we put the elements which appear only the second time in square brackets.

category imprint: Differences between sources; Editorial revisions; Source & stylistic information

issues: Inaccuracies in GE , Inaccuracies in FE , EE inaccuracies

b. 20

composition: Op. 26 No 1, Polonaise in C♯ minor

Staccato dot in A

No dot in FE (→GEEE)

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FE (→GE,EE) overlooked the staccato dot for the D1-D octave in the L.H. The engraver's oversight was certainly caused by the unclear notation of A, in which Chopin introduced some of the dots in a very delicate manner and at the same time not directly under the note (moved to the left or to the right) and additionally merging with the pedalling signs. 

category imprint: Graphic ambiguousness; Differences between sources

issues: Inaccuracies in GE , Inaccuracies in FE , EE inaccuracies , Inaccuracies in A

b. 22

composition: Op. 26 No 1, Polonaise in C♯ minor

Staccato dot in A

 
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The absence of the staccato dot for the 1st quaver in all editions is undoubtedly an oversight of the engraver, resulting from the inaccuracy of notation of A.
See bar 20.

category imprint: Differences between sources

issues: Inaccuracies in GE , Inaccuracies in FE , EE inaccuracies , Inaccuracies in A

b. 22-23

composition: Op. 26 No 1, Polonaise in C♯ minor

Beginning of the slur in A

Beginning of the slur in FE (→GE,EE)

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The slur in FE (→GE,EE) starts from the 1st note of the bar. It is most probably an inaccuracy of the engraver. As the slur of FE does not bear traces of Chopin's proofreading, in the main text we adhere to the notation of A, in which it starts from the 2nd note of the L.H.

category imprint: Differences between sources

issues: Inaccuracies in GE , Inaccuracies in FE , EE inaccuracies

b. 31-32

composition: Op. 26 No 1, Polonaise in C♯ minor

Slur in A (contextual interpretation) & GE2 (→GE3GE4GE5)

Slur in FE (→GE1,EE)

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In FE (→GE1,EE) the slur ends on the last note in bar 31. In similar bars 5-7, the slur is led to the 1st note of bar 7, which ends the phrase. A possible reason of the slur's shortening in the editions is the inaccuracy of notation of A, in which Chopin ended the slur just before the bar line between bars 31 and 32.

category imprint: Graphic ambiguousness; Differences between sources

issues: Inaccuracies in FE , Inaccurate slurs in A , EE inaccuracies