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Topic: Ranking Chopin 24 Preludes  (Read 24028 times)

Offline bttay

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Ranking Chopin 24 Preludes
on: July 21, 2004, 08:31:25 PM
I wonder if there is a ranking of Chopin's 24 Preludes in terms of difficulties level. It would be good if I could learn all the 24 of them as I progress throught various levels of competency.

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Re: Ranking Chopin 24 Preludes
Reply #1 on: July 21, 2004, 09:01:13 PM
All grades are ABRSM  (and up to a point subjective):

Preludes Op. 28.

Grade 4/5:
no. 4
no. 7
no. 20

Grade 6:
No. 6
No. 9

Grade 7:
No. 2
No. 13
No. 14
No. 15
No. 21

Grade 8:
No. 1
No. 3
No. 17

Grade 8+
No. 8
No. 10
No. 11
No. 22
No. 23

Very advanced:
No. 5
No. 12
No. 16 (Arguably the most difficult)
No. 18
No. 19
No. 24

Best wishes,
Bernhard.

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Re: Ranking Chopin 24 Preludes
Reply #2 on: July 22, 2004, 05:05:38 AM
Hi Bernhard. Thank you for the ranking.
That is very helpful.  :)

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Re: Ranking Chopin 24 Preludes
Reply #3 on: July 23, 2004, 01:58:31 AM
You are welcome. :)

Also have a look at these two threads where several of the preludes are discussed:

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=repo;action=display;num=1077165206

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=repo;action=display;num=1079125138

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. (Hunter Thompson)
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