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Topic: Fingerings for Chopin's Winter Etude  (Read 1788 times)

NetherMagic

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Fingerings for Chopin's Winter Etude
on: August 12, 2003, 02:59:06 AM
To all who played Chopin's Winter Etude Op.25 no11, what are the fingerings for your RH in the starting part?

Offline allchopin

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Re: Fingerings for Chopin's Winter Etude
Reply #1 on: August 12, 2003, 05:05:16 AM
hehe i dont think youll be getting a whole lot of responses here- i doubt anyone has played this... But i have tried it and played the first short passage (about the first minute).
I did: 524132313131 repeat
The music suggests: 5241524152...
I find mine more comfortable, but may not be as reliable at high speeds.
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NetherMagic

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Re: Fingerings for Chopin's Winter Etude
Reply #2 on: August 12, 2003, 06:47:23 PM
darn

I'm not actually planning to play it right now (though I will later of course  ;D ) but newayz I'm using the fingering:
52413241425152.....

thing is that my 4th finger is too weak to play with this fingering at high speed  :P

Offline Ktari

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Re: Fingerings for Chopin's Winter Etude
Reply #3 on: August 13, 2003, 01:36:03 AM
NetherMagic, I used the fingering you are using right now, and it worked well. Maybe you could go for it and try to use this piece to strength your 4th finger -it is, after all, an etude. ^^
~Ktari

NetherMagic

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Re: Fingerings for Chopin's Winter Etude
Reply #4 on: August 13, 2003, 07:56:18 AM
ah aight cuz the problem with my fingering is because of my 4th finger  ;D

sometimes it gets really stiffy

Offline ned

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Re: Fingerings for Chopin's Winter Etude
Reply #5 on: August 29, 2003, 05:13:01 PM
I have performed this piece in recital. It is certainly not easy, but it is definitely not the most difficult of the etudes. I find it a good bit easier, for example, than the "Black Key" op 10 no 5, which has similar passages.

I use the following fingering for the opening, which is close to yours: 52413251 etc. The real problem in this piece is of course not the fingering as such but developing the stamina to play through to the end.
The 4th finger is indeed often the weak link. You are not alone! Just keep working. Try practicing with finger staccato, kind of a sharp scratching motion. That makes the fingers work hard. You will also need wrist rotation.

The first page lies pretty comfortably under the hand. In fact, so does most of the piece, except for measures 17-22 and 81 and 82, which are really awkward.
Good luck,
Ned

Offline davy10tunes

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Re: Fingerings for Chopin's Winter Etude
Reply #6 on: August 29, 2003, 09:51:54 PM
To find the fingering that suits you best I suggest that you play every two notes as  intervals.For example the first six notes are
(F C)  (E A)  (D# C).
(5 2)  (4 1)  (3   2)   This should help you sort your fingering.For bar 5 I use the following fingering.
524132, 514251, 524152, 415241.
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