Talk:25 Etudes, Op.47 (Heller, Stephen)

This edition has left out 2 pages.

There's something odd about this score. Etude no VI, in D major, is missing 2 pages; yet its single page is (dimly) marked 9, and the following Etude is marked as page 10.

It would appear that no pages are missing from the scan of this book of Etudes, but that the edition itself left out about two-thirds of the Etude - two pages. I am completely sure about this - I learned this Etude as a schoolboy, and remember it well. It is in a quasi-sonata form, and the single page in this edition is only the exposition. But there should be a development section, followed by a recapitulation of the opening material (slightly altered in a few bars). The exposition does end with a double-bar, and so looks like the end of the piece if you don't turn the page to see that the Etude continues. That is where this Etude ends in this edition.

I suppose there's nothing to correct here (except maybe to scan a different, complete edition), since the edition does seem to be represented here in full; but it is definitely not the complete score. The other etudes look complete at a quick glance; but this particular one is definitely incomplete, and much the poorer for it.

I just wonder why this edition abridged this particular piece so heavily. But if I want to play these, I will return to my old battered copy of 40 years ago. M.J.E. 18:43, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

You're right, Etude No.6 has 3 pages. I've uploaded a complete version. Hobbypianist 18:56, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for that.

I wonder why the other edition cut that piece so much. I wonder if it was a publisher's mistake, or whether Heller wrote just the one page originally, then added the other two pages later. M.J.E. 15:37, 10 February 2010 (UTC)