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Chopin: Waltz Op. posth. in A Minor

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Frédéric Chopin - Waltzes :
Waltz, Op. posth.
Waltz Op. posth.  in A Minor by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: A Minor Year: -
Level: 5 Period: Early Romantic
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Chopin’s last waltz?

Although this Waltz is unusually low-key and almost austere in its very simple harmonic and formal design, it is not exactly a gloomy piece. Motifs and figurations move upward in a kind of hopeful manner, and although the key is A minor, the main theme ends in the relative key C major except at the last repeat. The atmosphere is best captured if the Allegretto marking is adhered to. The middle section offers some, if subtle, contrast to the main mood. The arpeggio in bar 21 offers a welcome moment of typical chopinesque embellishment, and the grace notes in this section can be performed more brilliantly than those in the outer sections.

Practice & Performance Tips:
As in any piece by Chopin, focus on a cantabile playing and make use of the tempo rubato.

Many of Chopin's waltzes are in an ABA form - they have 3 sections, which many times are punctuated by repeat signs. Find these sections and add capital letters (A) and (B) at the beginning of each section. Then use the directions listed below to practice each section.

1 – Practice the left hand only first.
a) Play the downbeats only (bass notes) going from one measure to another. Note the pattern outlined by this bass line and memorize it, speaking the note names as you play.
b) Likewise, play the second beat only (chords) going from one measure to the next. Note the pattern outlined by these chords and note the voice leading. Can you play the chords lightly, with firm fingers and a supple wrist?

2 – Practice the right hand only.
Following the phrasing correctly gives continuity to your playing. Note the slurs - Chopin was very specific with markings - and make sure that the notes under these slurs are played legato.
Do not forget to add shape to your lines and to breathe between phrases.

If you play the ornaments lightly, your lines will sound smoother. Besides, you will add finesse and... Sign up for a Gold membership to read the practice tips.

Waltz Op. posth. in A Minor from Waltzes by Frédéric Chopin - piano sheet music to download and print instantly.

Waltz in A Minor - Op. posth. is a piano piece by the early romantic composer Frédéric Chopin who lived between the years 1810 and 1849.
It is written during the Early Romantic era and is included in Waltzes by Chopin.
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