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Topic: Odd phenomenon. Chopin-wise...  (Read 1942 times)

Offline Jemmers

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Odd phenomenon. Chopin-wise...
on: December 18, 2003, 05:00:16 PM
Hi, this is my first post. I've been reading this forum for a while now. You seem really friendly!

Anyway, it just seemed to be quite an anomaly to me, that I see lots of discussion about the Chopin etudes, which is all... erm, shall I say, fine and dandy. But I find it odd that I never (or close to never) see anyone mentioning op.10 #3. Let's be honest: it's famous.

Could it possibly be something nice to listen to, but not so fun to play?

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Re: Odd phenomenon. Chopin-wise...
Reply #1 on: December 18, 2003, 05:23:13 PM
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Hi, this is my first post. I've been reading this forum for a while now. You seem really friendly!

Anyway, it just seemed to be quite an anomaly to me, that I see lots of discussion about the Chopin etudes, which is all... erm, shall I say, fine and dandy. But I find it odd that I never (or close to never) see anyone mentioning op.10 #3. Let's be honest: it's famous.

Could it possibly be something nice to listen to, but not so fun to play?


It's a nice piece, and often being mis-recognized as the easiest chopin etude.
it's actually a very hard music to understand(i meant on the phrase and emotionally. not note-wise)
the notes are not too bad, the most fun part is the middle.
and i think a lot of people just think it's another easy piece and underestimated this piece, that's why they didn't ask.
Perfection itself is imperfection - Vladimir Horowitz

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Re: Odd phenomenon. Chopin-wise...
Reply #2 on: December 18, 2003, 10:10:56 PM
I was looking at that etude awhile back. I took one look at the sheet music and realized that there was alot more to this piece than the common ear was hearing. I quickly decided not to do it, because I didn't feel like working on it forever. I am now doing the Aeolian Harp etude.

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Re: Odd phenomenon. Chopin-wise...
Reply #3 on: December 18, 2003, 11:06:29 PM
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I was looking at that etude awhile back. I took one look at the sheet music and realized that there was alot more to this piece than the common ear was hearing. I quickly decided not to do it, because I didn't feel like working on it forever. I am now doing the Aeolian Harp etude.

boliver


Good luck on that too(Aeolian Harp), it took me 1 week to learn all the notes, and 1 month and a half to bring out the main and hidden melody line. The harmony in this piece is insane(not as bad as OP.10 No.1, but still).
Perfection itself is imperfection - Vladimir Horowitz

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Re: Odd phenomenon. Chopin-wise...
Reply #4 on: December 18, 2003, 11:10:21 PM
I won't actually start working on it until school starts in January. But thanks for the encouragement.

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Re: Odd phenomenon. Chopin-wise...
Reply #5 on: December 22, 2003, 11:04:39 AM
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lets be honest: it's famous


exactly.  so why talk about it?  everyone does.
What it all comes down to is that one does not play the piano with one’s fingers; one plays the piano with one’s mind.-  Glenn Gould
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