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Chopin: Scherzo 3 Op. 39 in C-sharp Minor

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Frédéric Chopin - Scherzi :
Scherzo 3, Op. 39
Scherzo 3 Op. 39  in C-sharp Minor by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: C-sharp Minor Year: -
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (239 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (3007 kB)

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xx Frédéric Chopin - Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39 - Enzo (RECITAL)
July 07, 2011, 02:43:35 PM by emill

We would be most grateful for any observations, suggestions or comments.
This was played on June 30, 2011 in Enzo's solo recital in Manila.

xx Chopin Scherzo No.3, Op.39 (work in progress) - Enzo
May 15, 2011, 11:36:32 AM by emill

edit audio recorded: 5/10/11

Enzo practices Chopin's Scherzo No.3, Op.39 in preparation for a solo piano recital
on the last week of June and we really hope we can have some feedback.
So many thanks for any input.

edit:  video recorded 5/22/11

xx Chopin - Scherzo no. 3 Op 39
March 06, 2011, 11:49:21 PM by pianist1976


xx Chopin Repertoire
December 01, 2010, 11:49:39 AM by berman

Hey folks, I have a question here, I want a rather big Chopin repertoire (maybe 1 hour or so) and this is what i already have:
Scherzo no. 3 op. 39
Polonaise op. 44
Etude op. 10 no. 5
Etudes op. 25 no. 5, 7 and 12.

Could someone give some tips about new pieces to add?

xx Chopin 3rd Scherzo
September 08, 2010, 04:19:05 PM by awesom_o


xx Chopin Scherzo 3, Op 39
July 13, 2010, 07:17:14 AM by pianist1976


xx Scherzo 3 - Chopin
December 18, 2009, 03:14:35 AM by musicalita_23

Okay so I just started working this piece (which I'm in love with by the way Wink)
The first big chord after the octave quadruplets, my hand is slightly too small to get the top notes in the L-H with my thumb. I was debating whether to play the bottom note first, then shift to the rest of the chord or play the bottom two notes then the rest of the chord, or what. I tried stretching exercises, which I had been doing for a week or so, but then I pulled a nerve, so that didn't work. My hand is better now though, but I still can't get that chord down properly.
Any suggestions?

xx Chopin (3rd Scherzo), Enescu, Arutunian
November 26, 2009, 09:31:41 PM by furtwaengler

March 1st 2010 is Chopin's birthday. This means a tribute recital! Yes! 

In light of this, here are some segments of a recital my trumpet buddies and I threw together, August 9th, 2007.

Chopin's 3rd Scherzo. I am mindful of the idiosyncrasies of this performance...I certainly was not dreaming of perfection, but an improvisational impulse driven about by certain contrasts and that one glorious transition into the coda. I could not get that out of my head, and this is the reason I programed it; I often make swift, spontaneous decisions in choosing recital rep, and this is the sort of "in the moment" result of such a choice. Unfortunately the piano was a beast...I have never had to fight so much with such a fussy piano, horrendous instrument it was...a ceiling on the loud end forbids great dynamics (but somehow I got some power), and a stiff click in the hammer rendering great difficulty in playing soft...notes just drop off; it's terribly frustrating. This recording, in great sound (for once!), then represents a shadow of a conception still looming on my mind, but also a triumph over the circumstances. There is just enough an image that I believe you see what I was getting at. I'll play all the Scherzi on the birthday program, I think...a little gift to myself.  Yes, yes, yes...

xx chopin scherzo number 3
May 15, 2008, 02:58:50 PM by lohshuhan

i noticed that, just like his 3rd sonata in question, there are many discrepancies between the various editions. 

for example, bar 31 of henle shows crotchet octave, quaver rest, quaver octave, crotchet octave, while Breitkorp shows quaver octave, quaver rest, crotchet octave, crotchet octave. 

so which is the one chopin really intended?  i tried to listen to recordings to find a more preferred pattern, but also realised that neither version was preferred by pianists. 

can anyone comment? 

xx Chopin 3rd Scherzo
July 06, 2007, 01:19:25 AM by thalberg

Hi All.....

Yet another recording....I'm sort of just posting some of my graduate recital stuff since I haven't played this past year.  Smiley

xx Chopin's Scherzo no. 3
April 28, 2007, 02:55:59 AM by nocturnelover

I was wondering what rating people would give this piece in terms of how difficult it is, I saw a video on youtube with Martha Argerich playing this piece


I have never seen anything like it, seriously, even Rubenstein said it was the most demanding piece he plays, I want to know what are the odds of you being able to play it even close to the level that she can play it?

xx A couple questions on Chopin's Scherzo no. 3
July 27, 2006, 05:24:43 PM by lagin

I have a couple questions for those of you who have played this.  In the first theme where it is just straight octaves, only one of them, near the end is marked staccato.  Does this mean that the others are pedaled or finger legato which would be very tricky at speed?!  Or are they played detached without pedal, but just without the wrist snap of a staccato note?  The second time these octaves come back around bar 125, there are more of them with staccato markings, but still not all, so I think they want a deliberate difference, it's just how to do so. 

Also on the second page (bar 75 ish), shere the outer voices move in dotted half notes, and the inner ones are much more active having three quarter notes per bar.  Are those inner notes played deliberately detached or do you put in some shots of pedal to hide the fact that you can't play all three legato and hold the top voice for full value (my edition - Urtext - is fingered to have the inner voice of each bar starting on 2 which means that you run out of fingers anyway, so it's just a question of whether you make them sound detached or legato by using the pedal?

That's all so far.  Thanks guys.

xx Tips for learning Chopin Third Scherzo....
June 07, 2005, 03:11:39 AM by fehrle

any help?

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