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Chopin: Etude Op. 25 No. 12 in C Minor

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Frédéric Chopin - Etudes :
Etude, Op. 25 No. 12
Etude Op. 25 No. 12  in C Minor by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: C Minor Year: 1836
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (635 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Scholtz edition (1382 kB)

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xx Chopin Etude Dynamics
January 03, 2003, 03:00:14 PM by Le-ackt

I have been playing Chopin Etude #12 Op10 ,the " Revolutionary Etude" , I wonder anyone could tell me The Dynamics about this Piece , like should left hand be blue and softer or play it louder and more defining . Should the Right hand be Pouring loud or lighter? .
and Could anyone also tell me what is the best way to handle the Etude 12 Op25 , the Ocean Etude. should it be Loud and Angry or be softer and Gentle .
thanks ~ these 2 and Excellent Masterpiece with full of Emotions .

xx Tips for 25/12?
April 29, 2006, 07:17:15 PM by chopinfan_22

I'm learning Chopin's Etude Op. 25 No. 12 (the Ocean). Does anyone have any tips or advice for practicing/learning it?

xx Chopin - Etude op 25 no 12 "Ocean"
January 02, 2007, 03:35:15 AM by musicsdarkangel

here are two recs i made of it today for summer programs.

please tell me which is better

one was mic'd lid up, but my piano is really bright and percussive, one was mic'd lid down

xx ocean etude
January 26, 2007, 07:09:29 PM by fredo2

does someone know where i can find a good video of an ocean etude ?
for example i would love to see sokolov playing that piece... heard his recording its just amazing. But any other good would be fine

xx Chopin - Etude in C minor, Op. 25 No. 12
January 30, 2008, 05:02:03 AM by cherub_rocker1979

Comments are welcome!

xx Chopin op 25 no 12
April 03, 2008, 03:17:42 AM by pies


xx Ocean Etude
June 21, 2008, 10:24:57 PM by •ÇØM

How would you go by putting the fingers for the 12th - 13th bars and 40th - 41st bars, especially for the last 8th beat of 12 and 40?

For 12 I use RH: 1 3 5 and LH: 5 2 1

For 13 I use RH: 1 2 5 and LH: 5 2 1

For both 40 and 41 I use RH: 1 2 5 and LH: 5 3 1

xx Etude Op. 25 No. 12 (Ocean Etude)
July 03, 2008, 10:22:15 PM by •ÇØM

Just got through learning this piece and would like to know how I can improve it.  Especially the ending... I was in control for the most part.


xx Chopin Etude Op 25 no 12 Ocean
July 31, 2008, 06:04:18 AM by carazymcmahon

This is definitely a work in progress (and also my first etude).
Sorry about the recording quality, I'm still trying to figure out how to get the best results with the limited equipment that I have.

The biggest problem I'm having is starting out too loud. If I start out softer I cant seem to bring out the melody, and when I start out how I normally would, I get tired by the end.

Am I on the right track??

Sorry about the sloppy parts btw, recording is a lot more difficult than I thought it was. Also, I have no idea what happened to the last few seconds  Undecided

Any feedback would be great!

xx Help with Ocean Etude op.25 no.12
August 17, 2008, 05:09:41 PM by clara.schumann

Hello, I started recently working on the etude op.25 no.12 by Chopin.
I don't really know what to do with it and how to approach this etude! I tried playing it in chords but I feel that what I'm doing is a waste of time, I don't even know if I'm supposed to work on it with both hands or not... I would be glad to hear from anyone who ever played this etude, what worked for him and where to begin, because I can't even ask my teacher (I'm on a summer vacation in the US right and when I'm back in two weeks I'm supposed to show it to her! So I'm also running out of time).
Thanks in advance

xx Youtube videos: Chopin Etudes Op. 25/1 and 25/12
September 16, 2008, 05:23:55 PM by eric_wong1387

I had worked on these pieces over the summer and I've decided to give it a shot at recording them on video just this weekend.

I'm open to any constructive feedback on how I can continue to improve.

Etude Op. 25 No. 1:

Etude Op. 25 No. 12 (Ocean):

I do have MP3 versions from an earlier session available if the audio quality in the videos isn't satisfactory.  Hope you'll like them!

xx Chopin Etude op 25 no 12
January 01, 2009, 12:59:58 AM by carazymcmahon

This is my first etude, I've been working on it for a while but its still a work in progress. This is the first time I had pushed the speed past my comfort zone (can definitely tell in the development). 

anything technically wrong?
would it be better to play it faster to mantain the "ocean" effect or play it slower and let the melody sing more? or both?
All I have to record with is a camera so I apologize for the sound quality.
any feedback would be great

xx Chopin Etude op 25 no 12 (video)
February 10, 2009, 06:53:28 AM by carazymcmahon

I tried to not let the piece run away with the tempo (it was a performance) but I failed  Undecided
Any suggestions?

xx Chopin 25/12 - Measure 21
March 12, 2009, 10:23:09 PM by mukubella

I am working on this etude right now - second note of measure 21 in this etude (r.h.) is supposed to be an F, correct?  I just saw it printed as an Ab in another version???

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