"La Campanella", m. 128

In MuseScore version 3.6.2 I see it being F##5 indeed, but the next note in line is also F##, but looking into how it looks like in Piano visualiser that first one must be a mistake.

m. 128 in MuseScore

m. 128 in Visualizer

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It should be F#5; the score in the Question contains an error.

Here is the same measure in the Busoni edition of the piece. The note has a # sign in front of it.

"La Campanella", m. 128, Busoni edition
(Image source: IMSLP, Grandes études de Paganini, S.141)

And again, from the Gárdonyi edition (1971)

"La Campanella", m. 128, Gárdonyi edition
(Image source: IMSLP, Grandes études de Paganini, S.141)

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    Breitkopf & Härtel and Ernst Pauer both have the typo then? Feb 5, 2023 at 2:05
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    @ВалерийЗаподовников Yes. It goes all the way back to the first edition.
    – Aaron
    Feb 5, 2023 at 2:09
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    @ВалерийЗаподовников the alternative conclusion, that there are supposed to be 12 perfect octaves with one diminished octave in their midst, is not tenable.
    – phoog
    Feb 5, 2023 at 8:13
  • It's indeed a logical conclusion - what else! But could there have been a cautionary natural sign included (cancelling one of the sharps before) . Almost the whole piece is filled with accidentals, let's make it a full set...
    – Tim
    Feb 5, 2023 at 9:17
  • I would only note that in the Gárdonyi (Bärenreiter) urtext the correction doesn't even merit a comment in the Critical Notes at the back of the volume. (Where editions still differ is in the quasi cadenza, m.77.)
    – DjinTonic
    Feb 5, 2023 at 15:43

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