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Topic: What is the reference of Butterfly Etude by Chopin  (Read 2898 times)

Offline Mareva

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What is the reference of Butterfly Etude by Chopin
on: April 12, 2004, 03:06:06 AM
:'(I am hardly looking for the exactly reference of Butterfly Etude by Chopin do you know this one?
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Re: What is the reference of Butterfly Etude by Ch
Reply #1 on: April 12, 2004, 08:54:36 AM
what?

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Re: What is the reference of Butterfly Etude by Ch
Reply #2 on: April 12, 2004, 11:23:46 AM
You mean you are looking for why the etude is titled "butterfly"?

If so, I have no idea.  I've never even heard of the piece.

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Re: What is the reference of Butterfly Etude by Ch
Reply #3 on: April 12, 2004, 12:41:55 PM
Chopin's Etude, Op. 25 #9, I believe this was one of the 12 etudes dedicated to Madame the Countess d'Agoult.
From what I could find, although known as "The Butterfly", Chopin gave it no name. Perhaps its graceful right-hand flutterings suggested to someone sunlight flashing on the iridescent wings of certain diurnal insects.  In any case a pianist faces the problem of flicking from his wrist a broken chord and two leggiero octaves on every beat (excet two-when his musical lepidopteran alights ever so delicately, one imagines, on a flower).  With the main technical problem of this short etude being the alternation of legato and staccato in one hand, good wrist octaves and endurance are necessary.  Hope this helps.

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Re: What is the reference of Butterfly Etude by Ch
Reply #4 on: April 12, 2004, 03:54:03 PM
if you want to know where to find the sheet music -

https://www.sheetmusicarchive.net/single_listing.cfm?composer_id=4
https://www.chopinmusic.net/sdc/

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Re: What is the reference of Butterfly Etude by Ch
Reply #5 on: April 12, 2004, 05:02:46 PM
did anyone else notice the unnerving similarity in this piece to one of the beethoven sonatas?
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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Re: What is the reference of Butterfly Etude by Ch
Reply #6 on: April 28, 2004, 02:15:03 AM
Beethoven's Sonata Op. 79, last movement
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