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Chopin nouvelle etude in f minor (Read 6645 times)

Offline lava

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Chopin nouvelle etude in f minor
« on: August 14, 2005, 12:16:42 PM »
This is my live recording of Chopin's beautiful nouvelle étude in f minor from january 2005 during a new year's reception of my work. I am not used to play in public, but I managed quite well. There's one mistake in it which I never made before   :(

Tell me what you think.

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Re: Chopin nouvelle etude in f minor
«Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005, 12:59:01 PM »
Loved it!  How long have you been playing?
Don't you just love Chopin?  I'm just starting Etude op. 10 #3.  Have you done that one?

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Re: Chopin nouvelle etude in f minor
«Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005, 03:17:02 PM »
Hey thanks!

I've been playing piano over 20 years, but mostly in bands, for a choir, in restaurants. A few years ago I learned to play classical music. After my youth I hadn't taken any lessons for 10 years. Last year I decided to find a piano teacher to help me overcome technical difficulties.

Étude 10.3 has a beautiful melody but I can't play it (yet). The middle section is very difficult.

I love Chopin and especially the études. I do play études 10.6 (sad, slow but very difficult to play legato without pedal), 10.9, 25.1 ("Aelion Harp") 25.12 (Ocean), nouvelle etudes nr 1 (the one in this post) and nr 3 in a flat.

I've posted the étude in f minor opus 10 nr. 9 which I played at the same occasion here: http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,11726.0.html

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Re: Chopin nouvelle etude in f minor
«Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005, 11:20:30 AM »
Hey thanks!

I've been playing piano over 20 years.........

Étude 10.3 has a beautiful melody but I can't play it (yet). The middle section is very difficult.


Yikes!   :o   I've only been playing for about 4 years....the first part of Etude 10 #3 is in my grade 5 book. I'll be happy to omit the middle section for awhile  ;D

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Re: Chopin nouvelle etude in f minor
«Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005, 11:22:16 AM »
p.s.....I started as an adult...I'm 48

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Re: Chopin nouvelle etude in f minor
«Reply #5 on: August 15, 2005, 03:46:35 PM »
You're never too old to start playing. I even know a woman of 70 who began at age 50. She's doesn't regret at all to have started.

Some of Chopin's studies are in everyone's reach, if you keep studying. The 10.3 study is in many collection books. Just keep going, you'll be so satisfied if you can play it.

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Re: Chopin nouvelle etude in f minor
«Reply #6 on: August 16, 2005, 06:28:57 PM »
hi - i enjoyed your performance - the new studies  deserve to be played more. just to make a comment , maybe the left hand could do with a little more clarity and a little less peddle so we can really hear the beautiful cross rhythm come out - a touch less peddle would not detract from the nice romantic feel you have!

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Re: Chopin nouvelle etude in f minor
«Reply #7 on: August 16, 2005, 09:54:39 PM »
well thanks that you liked it baadshah.

One edition writes 1 peddle per measure, another edition advices no peddle at all,  but that's too difficult for me to play nice legatos. So maybe changing 2 times per measure will do it?