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Chopin: Etude Op. 10 No. 10 in A-flat Major

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Frédéric Chopin - Etudes :
Etude, Op. 10 No. 10
Etude Op. 10 No. 10  in A-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: A-flat Major Year: 1832
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (597 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Scholtz edition (1216 kB)

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xx In new out with the old op10-10
April 07, 2012, 09:58:43 PM by johnmar78

Folks, I redid this one mainly implemennting more sound in LH as said by Wolfi.

for somereason Birda, I actually played slower tahn my previous take.. that is weired. I think it is to do with my mood too.

Do you like the melodylines, or its still a bit too slow.

Do you guys think I should start to speed up, or not.


xx Here is Chopin Etude Op10-10 recoding trials
February 17, 2012, 03:49:10 PM by johnmar78

Hey folks, remember in late december last year I had one op10-10 done after 4 months.  And  yeterday at 1 am, I did another take with all new recording gears, and this is after 6 months.

Please have a listen and as this is an inprocess recording. STill polishing....Welcome all feedbacks..

PS.  you can hear my RH nail ticking the keyboard while playing leaps. Cheesy

xx Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 10 - pivot on sustained note in LH's broken chords?
May 31, 2010, 02:10:56 PM by stevebob

My question concerns the left hand's figure in the opening bars (and in subsequent iterations):

The prolonged duration of the E♭ implies that it functions as a pivot for lateral movement between the higher notes and the A♭ below.  Every edition I've seen prescribes holding the E♭ with the fourth finger.

Do people really find that to work?  I lack sufficient span between my fourth and fifth fingers to reach the low A♭ at all (never mind at tempo with control over dynamics and articulation).  Yet my hands are of average size and regular conformation—standard fingerings suggested by most editors generally work fine—so I'm perplexed by the unanimous indication is to use 4 on that note!

Using my third finger would seem to work just fine.  Does anybody else do that, or can you actually play these passages as written with your fourth finger?  Or do you use the fourth finger but ignore the note's value and forego the pivoting entirely?

I appreciate any insights or experiences others here might share.

xx Chopin op.10 no.10 phrasing question
August 26, 2006, 10:40:21 PM by kghayesh

I started learning this Etude some days ago. I had a question about the phrasing of the main theme. In the first 2 bars, the slur begins on the 2nd 1/8th note of the bar (the double note) and ends on the single note. This means that the accent should be placed on the double note and the single note should be played softly.

Note that here the slurs appear only in the first 2 bars only, even though the next 2 are exactly similar to them in everything. (except notes of course)

Then, in the main theme entry before the stacatto part, the slurs appear again but in the opposite way (starting on the single notes and ending on the double notes). This time the slurs appear in the 4 bars not only 2 as in the first entrance.

Now, what i am asking is should i emphasize on playing these same parts differently, with different accents ?? (first time on the double notes then on the single notes) or it is just a minor thing in the interpretation of this etude and it won't matter whether i play it this way or that way ??

P.S: I wrote this in a hurry and I tried my best to describe my question. I am not sure it is much clear though. If you need more elaboration please say and I'll do so.


xx Chopin etude nr. 10 op. 10 in a flat major
April 29, 2006, 06:03:49 PM by lava


Since two months I've worked on Chopin's etude nr 10 op. 10 in a flat. Now it reached a quite acceptable level to post it here, I hope.

This etude proved to be a challenge for me. It has a beautiful melody which undergoes different patterns, accents and modulations through changing keys.

The recording has a few minor mistakes but they don't really bother. I still have problems in the middle section jumping my left hand down to the low e flat.

Now I want to improve this etude to performing level.

So please comment!


xx Chopin etude 10/10 & forearm tension
April 06, 2006, 03:15:15 PM by celticqt

I can play it slowly with no problem, but as soon as I get up to tempo with the metronome, my right forearm tenses up like crazy and I can only get through about three lines of it.

I know there have probably been 1034 threads written on this subject, and I searched for them, but didn't come up with anything right off.  Could someone recommend a thread that would help me with this, or possibly give me advice?

Thank you!  Grin

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