Best prokofiev and bartok editions
Hi everyone! :)
My teacher suggested some 20th century repertoire to round out my degree. Specifically Bartok 2, Prokofiev 1 and 2.
Does anyone have any suggestions om solid editions they use? He hasn't dived into these pieces extensively, so he couldn't recommend one in particular.
Thanks in advance!
I like the International for Prokofiev 1 -- it's Oistrakh. Sensible fingerings and bowings.
Prok. 1, as lydia said has good editing. I don't think there is an edited version of Bartok 2. I used the Boosey & Hawkes. I got my bowings and fingerings from an Oscar Shumsky student. This saved me a huge amount of time. I never performed it but learned it so I could teach it to my student Ricardo Gomez. Take a listen. He was playing on my Thomas Kennedy violin which I loaned him for a few years.
In the end, the "fingerings passed down through the generations" route is often the best, as Bruce notes. :-)
I have a jpg of page 1 of a Russian edition of Prok 2 with fingerings. I don't know where I got it, perhaps Googling images. I'd upload it, but I don't know how.
Thankyou for your responses so far! I'll keep an eye out for the international edition of Prok 2 on Ebay, and amazon just in case. I'm getting the international Prok 1 and the Boosey Bartok for sure and that should keep me busy in my first year. :)
From what I understand, there is less choice for 20th century concertos for some reason. Or that might just be because of where I libe
20th century concertos are often still under copyright. That's why.
Couple of things I found on Amazon (not necessarily sensibly priced)