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Chopin: Etude Op. 25 No. 11 in A Minor

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Frédéric Chopin - Etudes :
Etude, Op. 25 No. 11
Etude Op. 25 No. 11  in A Minor by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: A Minor Year: 1836
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (654 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Scholtz edition (1757 kB)

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xx [VID] Bach PF d minor BK II, Chopin 25-11
March 07, 2016, 02:09:29 PM by furiouzpianist





xx Chopin's etude op. 25 no. 11
April 02, 2010, 06:04:52 AM by ponken

I am starting to practise this piece. It's maybe a little too difficult for me but I love it too much to not attemp it. I would like some adviced on what's important to think of in this piece and how I best practise. I am also interested in knowing what fingering others use in the bar 15. Thank you in advance!

xx A VERY VERY VERY big problem.
August 23, 2009, 11:44:10 AM by loonbohol

Sorry for hiding in shame.

I have a problem , now that I cannot theoretically play Chopin Etude (Winter Wind).

I was practicing it for almost 6 months and I am almost 3/4 of the whole piece.
The trip to China interrupted my learning.
As I came back,I realized that I cannot do it anymore.
Why does it have to be that way?

I must select a new piece.
I must select a piece that I will perform at a conservatory so that I can be admitted.

I have selected Waltz Op.42 by Chopin.
And when I watched videos of it. There are many ways to play it.

Here is Wen-yu-shen's version of the piece
(refer to this video

A slower version is

but one thing is certain, there is only one way to play it.

Question 1:Will I ever be admitted to a University conservatory if this is what I am going to perform?
Question 2:What is the rated difficulty of this waltz?
Question 3:I have to choose another piece to perform,Chose a piece that sounds difficult but easy  "Are there easy pieces camouflaged as difficult.

This is code RED.   SERIOUSLY.

By the way, I am on the 8th page already.
I will send a video A.S.A.P since I do not think my playing is correct.

xx Winter wind..... Impossible + Frederick Chopin competition
December 07, 2008, 04:57:39 AM by loonbohol

As I type this letters in the forum...
My hands seems to be lifted to the air...

We are talking about winter wind etude or Chopin Etude Op.25 no.11
It is very complicated and it is hurting my fingers ...
But I have to force myself... I wan't to be Franz Liszt..
I am crazy already!

I have hurt my hands more than ten times and my hands seems to be bruised right now...
It is hurting my hands ... Please feel sympathy...

Forget the drama.

You see I am in the middle of the winter wind etude and in staff 37-40 but this is my question....?

You see the thing executed in the left hand is so tiring and I want you to recommend me a hand massage and pain reliever...

I just want to force myself from some not so very hard etude to the world's hardest etude..

I want to improve myself like Yundi Lee and Join the international piano competition
or you can give me some hard excercise..
And it seems that my piano skills are degrading.. It has been 3 months and a half and I am still at staff 37

Summary of Question:

1.) Need hand excercises for the left...

2.) Need pain reliever

3.) Is there a faster way to learn that Etude ( It's been three months)
     I am really slow

4.) The glissando's in the last staff of Winter wind etude is impossible
    How can it be done?

5.) After some 12 hour practice(once a week) my hand  cramps.
 Why other pianist don't ?

xx The Winterwind Scale
November 02, 2008, 02:18:47 AM by opus10no2

Which is the best fingering? and what kind of sound does each achieve?
1231234 is standard

1234123 makes micro-accents on the E which may be more pleasing to the ear

4545345 makes it a fun exercise and showoff trick

1212123 or 1313123 may be more even

1234512345 through the whole thing is like zooming through a speedbump zone but can be the fastest of all

1234523 is awesome too, proving the thumb isn't the only way...try 2345234 too

Fun can be had with this.

xx Chopin Etude Op. 25/11 Winterwind (second take, at Mannes)
October 21, 2008, 08:06:33 PM by mkaykov

I recorded this today - here I am playing for a friend in a Mannes Practice room, on some crappy old "Steinway". I am absolutely relaxed here.

Tell me what you think, possibly it is an improvement..........

xx Chopin: Etude Op. 25/11 ("Winterwind")
October 14, 2008, 02:19:10 PM by mkaykov

My first attempt at this etude. I know there is no dynamic range in this performance, but I just began working on this with Mr. Rose, who can play it perfectly.

Tell me what you think.


xx Chopin and Scriabin etudes
January 27, 2008, 05:29:40 PM by athenaeum

Chopin op 25 no11 and Scriabin op8 no 12 etudes...Played for a summer seminar 4 years ago.The recording is not very clear and there are some noises but you can understand...What's your opinion?all comments accepted Smiley

xx Fingering of Chopin Etude Winter Wind Op.25 No 11
November 28, 2007, 05:23:59 PM by majax


I want to begin to explore the study of Chopin Op 25 No 11 because I find it very beautiful, but also very difficult.

I does not take piano lessons, so I would like to know if the fingering of the partitions that I found on the Internet is the best.

I joined to my message the first descent of piece

What do you think of the fingering on the right hand on the first descent?

Is that the most used by most pianists, as in these videos?


What fingering can you advise me for the whole of the descent?

I would like to apologize for my English because I am not English.

Thank you very much.

xx How hard is Chopin-Godowsky Op. 25 No. 11?
September 22, 2007, 12:46:46 PM by dnephi

I spoke with a friend of mine about different Chopin Etudes and he asserted that Op. 25 No. 11 was far more difficult and beneficial to his technique than Op. 10 No. 4 or 10 No. 5. 

This only works the right hand though, and for equal benefit, one would need to tackle the Godowsky study. 

How hard is it?


Daniel  Grin

xx Winter wind, chopin's original fingering?
January 27, 2007, 09:23:24 PM by liszt-essence


I'm going to learn winterwind, but wanted to make sure that the edition I have, uses chopins original fingering?

My question is regarding the fingering for the big descending melody, which starts right after the short soft intro.

I have Friedman's edition, which fingers it like:

5241 3251 4251 5241 5241 5242 etc

Is this how Chopin fingered it? If not, do you know which fingering he applied for this section? There's a special reason I want to know this, because I intend to play it using his fingering, so that I really get into the technique Chopin had in mind when he wrote this piece.  Thanks in Advance!

xx inane winter wind thread....
October 25, 2006, 05:28:29 PM by the_duck

a brief warning.... this thread will probably be unspeakably boring and/or pointless.

i'm currently learning this piece (i've been toiling with it on and off for a few months now, but it's started to come together over the last month or so). i was just wondering if anyone here is  also working on it at the moment and wanted to discuss some of the difficulties, or share some of the enjoyable or frustrating elements of learning it.

to give an idea of my progress, i've learned all of it HT except for 4 anomolous bars around the middle (i've learned it in quite a haphazard order). the only bits i'm 100% happy with are the pages 1 and 3 (the main theme, and the restatement in the the dominant), which i can play at full speed with the desired effect (i'm playing it at around 114 BPM). the second page, and the corresponding fourth page are still a little awkward, however. i can hammer through them at full speed, especially by emphasising the left hand, but i still don't feel like i've got absolute control over the right hand part. does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this part absolutely smooth and even, because it doesn't seem to fit the hand particularly well (even in some of the videos i've seen on youtube, professionals also seem to labour a little with these bits). the middle section i'm still bringing up slowly, but i don't see any immediate problems, and the contrary motion bit i have about 3/4 speed and once again i don't see any enormous difficulties here. the only other problem is the coda. i can play it all up to speed, and playing without pedal reveals that it's actually pretty even and accurate, but i don't feel that i've got the desired effect. it all sounds a little heavy and imprecise. does anyone have any suggestions on how to clearly bring out all of the various voices here (the voicing jumps between the LH and RH). this past week i've all but abandoned slow practise on the sections i can play ok, and it doesn't seem to be hurting my playing, but i'm sure it's not a good idea. has anyone else succumbed to the urge to play this piece at speed rather than keeping it slow?

this may well be the worst thread ever in pianostreet history, but if anyone who is studying, or who has studied this piece could find it in their hearts to respond i would be eternally grateful.

as a final aside, even though i can't yet play it all, i've been struck by just how playable it is in general. it's at the top of my all-time wishlist of dream pieces, and i expected it to be more difficult than it appears to be. am i being a little hasty? should i wait until i have it all at performance level before determining its true difficulty?

anyway, thanks to anyone generous/bored/masochistic enough to get to the end of this thread. i'll try and post a recording of it as soon as i can (hopefully within the next month).


xx Chopin Etude 25/11 - Winterwind. Video
October 02, 2006, 08:32:12 PM by andrew_close

Hello folks.

Here's the result of about 4 months practise.
Yes I know my piano sounds rubbish.
Yes i want a better one.
No i don't have any money.

Any comments on technique/basic dynmaics/speed/anything much apprectated.


Thanks for watching

xx Which is harder of Chopin's Etude Opus 25?
August 20, 2006, 01:39:24 AM by victor_ching


Which is harder? Winterwind or Butterfly? It would be interesting to look at the results.

In addition to that, can anyone provide me with the approcimate grade for each of the 2 pieces?


xx My Recital- Chopin, Liszt Etudes
May 13, 2006, 08:44:53 PM by pianiststrongbad

Hi all,
I posted video files yesterday, and today I decided I would post audio just in case if people had slow internet connections.  As mentioned in the other thread, any feedback would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Here are two Etudes:
Chopin Etude in A minor, Op. 25, No. 11
Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 4 in D minor, "Mazeppa"

xx From Fantaisie Impromptu to Etude 25-11?
January 17, 2006, 09:32:33 PM by kartman

Nice forum this is!
I wanted to ask your advice on this. How difficult is it to learn Chopin's "Winter Wind" etude after just finishing the fantaisie impromptu?
I learnt to play the fantaisie impromptu a few years ago. After not having played it for a couple years (and after not having played the piano much at all in that time), it turns out my skills were a bit rusty, and the piece was difficult enough to force me to spend a week practicing it until I could play it again without errors and with reasonably even notes in the right hand.
Now, I've kinda fallen in love with the winter wind etude after hearing a performance of it on TV, and i was wondering if i could try to play it next. Only problem though is that it sounds very very difficult. What do you guys think? Does it just sound more difficult than it actually is and would it be possible to learn for someone who can play the fant.impromptu? Or will there be a good chance that it's gonna be too hard for me?

xx etude 25/11 (chopin)
November 17, 2005, 03:49:10 AM by jamie_liszt


 Im wondering, im in the middle of learning la campanella, i was starting to learn 10/1 but decided to drop it and learn 25/11, is this song really hard or does it just look hard but is easy ? and what is the best way to learn it, hands separate of course, but should you use a metronome to gradually speed up etc?


xx Chopin Etude 25/11 BombAsTiCally RocKs...
September 21, 2005, 08:19:32 AM by whitepiano91

I love this piece... The fact that it's only nice when u play it fast(well) tells it all. what do u guys think...

xx Chopin Etude Op 25 No. 11
September 17, 2005, 10:24:57 PM by randmc

This is a recording I did a couple months ago in a private performance.....it's just one of a number of pieces i played. I made a couple mistakes, but overall it's pretty good.


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