Brahms and Chopin: Editions and Interpretations
Readings, Scores, Listenings
This two-session seminar is designed to explain editing practices, publication, and interpretation of scores. The seminar will take place via Zoom, and I will send a meeting link/code on August 13.
Saturday August 15 CHOPIN
14:00 - 14:15 —From Draft to Edition
14:15 - 14:30 —Chopin Facsimiles and First Editions
14:30 - 15:15 —Editing Methods in the National Edition
15:20 - 15:55 —Beneath the Polonaises and Mazurkas
Sunday August 16 BRAHMS
14:00 - 14:30 —Brahms and the Piano
14:30 - 15:00 —Brahms the Editor: Artist or Academic?
15:05 - 15:55 —Interpretations of the Last Piano Works
These resources will familiarize you with the topics to be discussed. They are all concerned with editing and interpreting scores.
Kaminski - Between the Work and the Source
Please listen to these before the seminar and take note of the varying interpretations you hear of the same piece. If you click on the title of each piece, you will be redirected to the score.
Along with the listenings below, I advise you to search on YouTube contrasting recordings of:
1. Chopin: Polonaise in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 44
2. Chopin: Four Mazurkas Op. 24 and Op. 63
3. Brahms: Drei Intermezzi Op. 117
4. Brahms: Klavierstücke Op. 118
2. Brahms: Intermezzo in B Minor, Op. 119 nr. 1
Please watch these and take note of the most important details to you.