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Chris
10-15-2000, 06:52 AM
If you haven't, check out http://www.sheetmusicarchive.com - it has free public domain editions of public domain classical music for download in .pdf format (maily piano, but some others). It might look a little low-res on your monitor, but if you print it it should look normal. It is still totally readable without printing it, however. They have a lot of great stuff, including tons of Beethoven. All the 32 piano sonatas are there.

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"Wagner's music is better than it sounds." - Mark Twain

Lonewolf
10-17-2000, 04:36 AM
Cool.Ill have to check it out.

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Peter
10-17-2000, 01:18 PM
Serious students of Beethoven's Sonatas should really only consider the Urtext or Associated Board editions - I don't know where you can get hold of the Schnabel edition (possibly in a 2nd hand book shop), but at all costs do not touch the Schirmer student editions with a barge pole.

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Chris
10-17-2000, 02:38 PM
This is a great site just to read along in the music while you listen. You don't have to be a pianist and use the music to play from.

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"Wagner's music is better than it sounds." - Mark Twain

[This message has been edited by Chris (edited 10-17-2000).]

Peter
10-17-2000, 03:26 PM
I have an edition of the Mozart sonatas which is a Schirmer student edition - It is a disaster ! The editing is appalling and it is certainly not Mozart.
Urtext is generally regarded as the best available Beethoven edition.


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Peter
10-17-2000, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by Chris:
This is a great site just to read along in the music while you listen. You don't have to be a pianist and use the music to play from.



You changed your message (re. Schirmer) whilst I was replying to it !! I agree with what you say above about the site.



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Chris
10-17-2000, 11:30 PM
Yes, well, I edited the message because I just figured it out http://www.gyrix.com/~cgraye/ubb/biggrin.gif In any case, I don't think that Schirmer is that bad as long as you already have a grasp on how the music should be. I use it as a guide (and there are some really good fingerings, actually). Besides, the only reason I bought that edition is that it was the only one the music store had and I didn't feel like waiting a million years for them to locate another edition http://www.gyrix.com/~cgraye/ubb/wink.gif