Aspects of Reception History
Chapter 3. Editions of Chopin’s works: the historical perspective
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Chapter 3 Editions of Chopin’s works: the historical perspective
1. Legal and economic context of music editing in the nineteenth century
1.1 Quantitative context: circulation
One of the major issues in nineteenth-century musical editions studies is economics. There are no extensive studies on the circulation of those editions nor on the scale of benefits they could offer publishers and composers. This state of affairs stems largely from a lack of extant documentation (accounting books of publishing houses, stock registers of printers, and so forth). Victoria Cooper writes:
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