Recently I have been doing some research on Chopin’s Études, and today I found this website out of a pleasant surprise! This is a really wonderful academic source for the serious pianists’ reference. You can view the three very first editions (French, English and German) of quite a number of Chopin’s works here. The followings are the direct links to the different pages of this project:
About this CFEO project:
Historical background of the first editions:
Direct link to scores:
It is really great to be able to view all these first editions online, browsing through such historical scores of Chopin. Have fun reading!
I shall talk more about editions and performance practice in the next post.