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Chopin: Prelude (Raindrop) Op. 28 No. 15 in D-flat Major

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Frédéric Chopin - Preludes :
Prelude (Raindrop), Op. 28 No. 15
Prelude (Raindrop) Op. 28 No. 15  in D-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: D-flat Major Year: 1834
Level: 7 Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext
piano sheet music Piano score: Autograph manuscript
piano music mp3 recording Prelude (Raindrop) Op. 28 No. 15 - FREE SAMPLE (mp3 file)
Recordings in Naxos Music Library

A beautiful dream turns into a nightmare...

Here is a miraculous example of Chopin’s amazing virtuosity in translating human emotions to piano music. Within the rather short piece - even if it is the longest of the preludes - Chopin manages to build up two entirely different atmospheres, using the same obsessively repeated note. The C-sharp minor section begins rather suddenly in measure 28, and with it the piece changes from something peaceful and serene into something much darker. Listeners and music historians have likened it to a beautiful dream that turns into an oppressive nightmare. The feeling of uneasiness present in the middle part is made even stronger by the serene calm and beauty of the first 27 measures. The first theme is reintroduced towards the end of the prelude, giving it a peaceful ending. The repeating A-flat (written as G-sharp in the middle, ominous section) never stops throughout the piece. Interpreters of this piece need to be able to sustain the long melodic lines, balance the different levels of sound, and convey the two contrasting moods convincingly.

DOWNLOAD: Frédéric Chopin - Prelude (Raindrop) Op. 28 No. 15 in D-flat Major ( from Preludes by Chopin). Piano sheet music to print immediately or to view in mobile devices.

Frédéric Chopin, who was one of the prominent composers active in the Early Romantic era, wrote this piece titled "Prelude (Raindrop)"Op. 28 No. 15 in D-flat Major from Preludes. The composition is categorized as "Piece" in the sheet music library and the level of difficulty in the piano music database is 7.
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