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Op. 10 No. 8 vs. Op. 10 No. 12 (Read 10281 times)

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Op. 10 No. 8 vs. Op. 10 No. 12
« on: August 23, 2008, 07:32:38 PM »
Why is Chopin's Etude Op. 10 No. 8 considered more difficult than the Revolutionary Etude? Yes, in the 8th the right hand must move more and farther than the left hand does in the 12th but in the 8th the left hand's melody is rather simple compared to the right hand's melody in the 12th. Why is it that No. 12 is constantly labeled "one of the easier etudes" yet it is approximately the same speed and, in my opinion, the same technical demand?

piano sheet music of Etude

No plink i while: Table 'u1112_pianomusic2.sheet' doesn't exist