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Chopin - Étude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor "Revolutionary"
Chopin - Étude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor "Revolutionary" Étude Op. 10, No. 12 in C minor known as The Revolutionary Étude, is a solo piano work by Frédéric Chopin written circa 1831. It is the 12th of his first set of etudes - "Douze Grandes Etudes" dedicated to "son ami Franz Liszt" (his friend Franz Liszt). The two sets of Études, Opus 10 and 25, are known collectively as the Chopin Études, although Chopin also contributed three other lesser known études (the Trois Nouvelles Études). History The étude appeared around the same time as the November Uprising in 1831. Chopin was unable to have a strong participating role because of his poor health, and allegedly he poured his emotions on the matter into many pieces that he composed at that time - the Revolutionary Étude standing out as the most notable example. Upon conclusion of Poland's failed revolution against Russia, he cried "All this has caused me much pain. Who could have foreseen it!" Unlike études of prior periods (works designed to emphasize and develop particular aspects of musical technique, cf the much feared but essential School of Velocity, or the Five Finger Exercises by Hanon) the romantic études of composers such as Chopin and Liszt are fully developed musical concert pieces, but still continue to represent a goal of developing stronger technique Technique In the case of The Revolutionary Étude, the technique required in the opening bars is playing an extremely fast, long and loud descending harmonic minor scale mainly in the left hand. The length and the ...
Chopin - Étude Op. 10, No. 1 in C major "Waterfall"
Chopin - Étude Op. 10, No. 1 in C major "Waterfall" Étude Op. 10, No.1 in C major, composed by Frédéric Chopin, is a technical study in reach and arpeggios for the piano. It also focuses on stretching the fingers. Sometimes it is known as the "Waterfall" étude. It was composed in 1829, and first published in 1833, in France, Germany, and England. In a prefatory note to the 1916 Schirmer edition the American music critic James Huneker (18571921) compared the "hypnotic charm" that these "dizzy acclivities and descents exercise for eye as well as ear" to the frightening staircases in Giovanni Battista Piranesi's prints of the Carceri d'invenzione. Structure The work is executed at an Allegro tempo. The time-signature Common time is according to the first French, English, and German editions. Chopin's own manuscript reads Cut time. The right hand gauntlet consists entirely of broad arpeggios in semiquavers (sixteenth notes) on modulating scales. The left hand plays the deep melody in slow, droning octaves. The main difficulty of this piece is playing the etude accurately at its suggested tempo (quarter note equals 176). Given the lack of rests, the challenge lies in playing the entire etude accurately and uninterrupted, which requires extremely swift movement of the right hand and quick changes in octaves for the left hand.
Chopin - Valentina Igoshina - Étude Op. 10, No. 3
Chopin - Valentina Igoshina - Étude Op. 10, No. 3 ♥ ♥•.¸¸.•´¯`•♥ • • ♥ •.¸¸.•´¯`•♥ ♥ (Classical mussiC)​.Mussic ♥ •.¸¸.•´¯`•♥ ♥ (Classical mussiC) ♥ ♥•.¸¸.•´¯`•♥ • • ♥ •.¸¸.•´¯`•♥ ♥ This is Valentina Igoshina playing Chopin's Étude in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3. Apologies about the editing!
CHOPIN: The Études. Tzvi Erez.
CHOPIN: The Études. Tzvi Erez. NOW at Niv Music: iTunes: Amazon: please search for "erez etudes" The entire set of Opus 10 & Opus 25 Études (Studies) composed by Frédéric Chopin. A monumental interpretation, technique, and recording by piano virtuoso Tzvi Erez. Total of 24 Études including Waterfall, Chromatic, Tristesse, Torrent, Black Key, Toccata, Sunshine, Arpeggio, Revolutionary, Aeolian Harp, The Bees, The Horseman, Paganini, Wrong Note, Thirds, Cello, Sixths, Butterfly, Octave, Winter Wind, and Ocean Études. 2011 Niv Classical. All Rights Reserved.
A. Skrjabin – Etude Op.42 No.5 (Jamina Gerl)
A. Skrjabin – Etude Op.42 No.5 (Jamina Gerl) Jamina Gerl plays A. Skrjabin – Etude Op.42 No.5
G. Ligeti - Etude No.5 “Arc en ciel” (Jamina Gerl)
G. Ligeti - Etude No.5 “Arc en ciel” (Jamina Gerl) Jamina Gerl plays G. Ligeti - Etude No.5 “Arc en ciel”
Tongthong (age 7) : Henry Lemoine's Etude Op.37 No.17 and Beethoven'
Tongthong (age 7) : Henry Lemoine's Etude Op.37 No.17 and Beethoven' Henry Lemoine ( Etude Op. 37 No.17 ) LV Beethoven ( Sonatina in G Major), played by Tongthong ( Pert ) when he was 7 years old
Bartók's Three Etudes for Piano, Op. 18 - Visual Score
Bartók's Three Etudes for Piano, Op. 18 - Visual Score John Casten plays Béla Bartók's Three Etudes for piano. No. 1 is a study in disjunct chromaticism; tiring to the hand. No. 2 involves extended arpeggios and a melody in three octaves. No. 3 has rapid figurations and capriciously placed chords. Bartók admitted, "I cannot play the Three Etudes. I haven't played them - ever or anywhere - since 1918."
Chopin's Revolutionary Etude, No. 12, Opus 10
Chopin's Revolutionary Etude, No. 12, Opus 10 Recorded during a family party - Frederic Chopin's Revolutionary Etude.
Nikolai Rakov - Concert Etude #4
Nikolai Rakov - Concert Etude #4 Rakov's beautiful 4th concert etude. I was amazed to find, when posting this, that there were no solo piano works at all by Rakov on youtube. Which is very unfortunate, as his music is beautiful - this work being one of his most beautiful for solo piano. Here's hoping this post (and some others I hope to make) increase public awareness of an overlooked composer for piano. I'm always astounded at the lack of repertoire awareness by the majority of pianists today. Too many pianists are trapped in the Romantic era repertoire - to the extent where works like this are ignored for many years. Rakov's style is often dubbed as Late Romantic - however, harmonically, Rakov is very akin to jazz music. In this work (and most other piano works by Rakov) he employs the use of a quartal harmonic system (as opposed to the standard triadic system). This is more akin to jazz than to Romantcism. As with the key employed. The piece is primarily in the key of A lydian dominant (A overtone), which is, once again, a commonly used mode in jazz music. Another example of this key used in a 'classical' context is Debussy's L'Isle Joyeuse. For a very modern example, all one has to do is listen to the Simpsons theme tune. For me, Rakov is what we would get if we crossed Bill Evans wth Rachmaninoff. A poor wikipedia article has helped to reinforce the generally negative view held by the West with regards to Rakov. Anyway, here's hoping you enjoy this great piece of music. The score is available ...