While watching the International Chopin Competition, I got inspired to finally pick up playing a Chopin concerto (probably the second). Now I am wondering which sheet music edition to get.
There is an old thread (2014) discussing Chopin sheet music editions in general:http://forum.pianoworld.com//ubbthr...editions-which-are-best.html#Post2220970
Generally, the Chopin National Edition
by Ekier seems to get most praise, with others mentioned being Henle, Peters, Padrewski and Mukuli.
Now as for the concertos specifically, it seems that the Ekier edition has at least four different scores, which I find a bit confusing. These are the ones "for one piano", "for two pianos", "historical score" and "concert score". I presume I will not need the concert score with full orchestral parts, but am not sure which of the others to take.
Does the one piano score contain exactly the piano part whenever the piano is playing, and an arrangement of the orchestral part when the piano is silent? Or does it add random additional notes from the orchestral part everywhere? And what is the historical score for?
If anyone has experience with playing the concertos I'd be curious which edition you use and how you like it. I'm also open to suggestions for other editions.