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#2201478 - 12/22/13 04:13 PM Medtner - score edition
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Hey guys

Can you tell me the best edition to Medtner music? I'm looking for the Sonata Trágica.

Thanks

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#2201481 - 12/22/13 04:21 PM Re: Medtner - score edition [Re: MiguelSousa]
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We get this question all the time. And as always, it depends on what qualities you're looking for in an edition. Affordability? Durability? Reliability?
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#2201482 - 12/22/13 04:22 PM Re: Medtner - score edition [Re: MiguelSousa]
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I have used both the Dover and the Zimmermann editions. Dover as usual is inexpensive but the Zimmermann has more notes per page which means a lot fewer page turns. (This does make a big difference in the ones I have used.) I didn't find any significant differences between the editions as far as the actual music goes. To get the complete sonatas Dover is about 1/10 the price as buying the individual Zimmermann.

Medtner is a great find! Nothing is easy but the rewards are worthy of the effort.
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#2201484 - 12/22/13 04:27 PM Re: Medtner - score edition [Re: MiguelSousa]
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I'm looking for the "urtext" edition. The one without mistakes and the more relliable smile

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#2201531 - 12/22/13 05:48 PM Re: Medtner - score edition [Re: MiguelSousa]
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Miguel,

These are the only two editions I have been able to find in the USA. I am not even sure the Zimmermann is still available. I really don't think you will have too many choices with a composer like Medtner. It is kind of like finding someone other than Boosey for Bartok's Microcosmos. Who do you think has an error filled edition?
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#2201535 - 12/22/13 06:05 PM Re: Medtner - score edition [Re: MiguelSousa]
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Originally Posted By: MiguelSousa
I'm looking for the "urtext" edition. The one without mistakes and the more relliable smile


This Medtner website is often a good source of information about editions and errors. From what they say, it looks like the 2005 Zimmerman edited by Flamm may be the one you want.

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