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Offline ptyrrell

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chopin preludes
« on: October 03, 2008, 10:49:02 PM »
Can anyone rank the chopin preludes in order of difficulty?

Sheet music to download and print: Preludes by Chopin



Offline pla635

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008, 06:36:58 AM »
1.  G major prelude was hardest for me-a sophisticated pedaling and consistent l.h. in a pp dynamic.  Playing it under performance pressure really stinks. 

2.  g-sharp minor:  Especially the coda! 

3.  f-sharp minor:  To play the figuration with both textural clarity while retaining it's harmonic function. 

4.  The d major #5 is really tricky.  The rhythmic complexity makes it technically challenging.

5.  The group of slow preludes inthe beginning-though technically easy-can make one sound like a beginner.

6.  E-flat major:  must have the right gesture.

7.  e-flat minor:  don't know why, but tricky to play.
These were the hardest ones for me. 


Offline frank_48

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008, 06:48:33 AM »
Op.28 No.7
Op.28 No.4
Op.28 No.2
Op.28 No.6
Op.28 No.9
Op.28 No.20
Op.28 No.15
Op.28 No.13


8 easiest out of 26
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Offline chopinmozart7

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 11:13:33 AM »
good luck ;)
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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008, 11:07:36 PM »
no way I could organize those in any specific order. They're all hard for me  :'(

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 12:59:52 PM »
Never look at the trombones. You'll only encourage them.
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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #6 on: October 07, 2008, 01:08:51 PM »
Playing Piano is the easiest thing in the world, All you have to do is have the right finger on the right key at the right moment.

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #7 on: October 07, 2008, 05:11:02 PM »
Never look at the trombones. You'll only encourage them.
Richard Strauss

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #8 on: December 27, 2008, 05:30:24 PM »
Here's a list I found somewhere. Somehow, I don't think it is very accurate...

Op.28 No.7
Op.28 No.4
Op.28 No.6
Op.28 No.20
Op.28 No.9
Op.28 No.2
Op.28 No.15
Op.28 No.13
Op.28 No.1
Op.28 No.3
Op.28 No.5
Op.28 No.8
Op.28 No.10
Op.28 No.11
Op.28 No.12
Op.28 No.14
Op.28 No.16
Op.28 No.17
Op.28 No.18
Op.28 No.19
Op.28 No.21
Op.28 No.22
Op.28 No.23
Op.28 No.24
Prelude in C# Minor, Op.45
Prelude in A  Flat Major

ok, definitely not the most accurate list at all.

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #9 on: December 06, 2010, 04:16:52 AM »
This are deceivingly difficult. The Ab Major sounds fairly straight forward enough .. slow tempo, simple melody. However to achieve the correct balance and dynamics is VERY difficult. 

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 01:58:33 PM »
Hi guys. My first post on pianostreet. I have recently learned and performed all of opus 28. My rankings from easiest to most difficult are as follows:

20
2
9
7
6
4
15
1
14
23
13
22
11
10
18
17
21
24
8
3
5
16
12
19

Offline kevonthegreatpianist

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #11 on: June 18, 2015, 04:14:52 AM »
I can't rank them, but I think the hardest preludes are:

d minor prelude
bb minor prelude
f# minor prelude
g# minor prelude
eb major prelude
c major prelude  
eb minor prelude

easiest are:

e minor prelude
b minor prelude
a major prelude
c minor prelude

I can play most of the preludes, probably up to the bb minor prelude. Even it's very hard, it's just a cluster of sixteenth-notes, which you can spot even in the easiest Mozart sonatas. The d minor prelude is probably impossible for me. The left hand has leaps that span 1.5 octaves that even Liszt can't do. And the right hand goes into technique so godddamned complicated that even people like Pollini and Rubenstein can't explain. The prelude is hardest than many of Chopin's Etudes, which are generally harder than the Preludes. The g# minor's technique is similar to Chopin's Op.10 No.2, except it's a bit slower. 

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Offline michael_sayers

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #12 on: June 18, 2015, 06:47:42 AM »
yes, 26  :)

Actually there are 27 Chopin Preludes.




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Michael

Offline kevonthegreatpianist

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #13 on: September 14, 2015, 10:32:46 PM »
I can't rank them, but I think the hardest preludes are:

d minor prelude
bb minor prelude
f# minor prelude
g# minor prelude
eb major prelude
c major prelude  
eb minor prelude

easiest are:

e minor prelude
b minor prelude
a major prelude
c minor prelude

I can play most of the preludes, probably up to the bb minor prelude. Even it's very hard, it's just a cluster of sixteenth-notes, which you can spot even in the easiest Mozart sonatas. The d minor prelude is probably impossible for me. The left hand has leaps that span 1.5 octaves that even Liszt can't do. And the right hand goes into technique so godddamned complicated that even people like Pollini and Rubenstein can't explain. The prelude is hardest than many of Chopin's Etudes, which are generally harder than the Preludes. The g# minor's technique is similar to Chopin's Op.10 No.2, except it's a bit slower. 


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Scale from 1 to 10:
-28/1: 7
-28/2: 5.5
-28/3: 8
-28/4: 5.5
-28/5: 8.5
-28/6: 5.5
-28/7: 5
-28/8: 9
-28/9: 6.5
-28/10: 7.5
-28/11: 7.5
-28/12: 8.5
-28/13: 6.5
-28/14: 7
-28/15: 6.5
-28/16: 9
-28/17: 7
-28/18: 7.5
-28/19: 9
-28/20: 6
-28/21: 7.5
-28/22: 8
-28/23: 7
-28/24: 9
-45: 7
-Ab: 7.5
-ebm: 8
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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #14 on: September 16, 2015, 10:29:46 PM »
Hey that's a nice list. You did something right for a change ::)
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Offline kevonthegreatpianist

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Re: chopin preludes
«Reply #15 on: September 16, 2015, 10:37:55 PM »
Hey that's a nice list. You did something right for a change ::)
no its the first thing you noticed i did right. its about the 4785937498573985743985749375894357438957483975438957439857438574389th time i did something right  ;)
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