Frédéric Chopin
in F Minor, Op. 25 No. 2

The second Etude in Chopin's 25th opus rarely raises its voice but floats in a gentle, poetic aura of quietly melancholic grace.

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Frédéric Chopin - Etudes:

Op. 25 No. 2

Key: F Minor
Year: 1836
Level: 8
Period: Early Romantic
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Murmuring Poetry

The Etude in f minor Op. 25 No. 2 floats in a gentle, poetic aura of quietly melancholic grace. Its polyrhythms contribute to the fascinating, veiled character as the quietly prattling right hand flits about, rarely raising its voice over the initial, quiet dynamic. A natural and effortless portrayal will require a highly refined command over the fingers on the part of the pianist.


The Etudes Op. 25 were first published in 1837 in France, Germany, and England. They continue the revolutionizing of the Etude genre Chopin began with his Etudes Op. 10, adding a slew of new technical challenges, such as sixths, octaves, rapid trills and scales of thirds, leaps, and other inventive patterns that had not yet been dealt with in the previous Opus.

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Piano sheet music and recordings. This piece is from Etudes by Frédéric Chopin: Etude Op. 25 No. 2 in F Minor (published in 1836) . Level 8, Period: Early Romantic
Etude Op. 25 No. 2 in F Minor, by the early romantic composer Frédéric Chopin. This piano piece was initially published in the year 1836 and is included in Etudes by Chopin.