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Topic: Chopin's raindrop septuplet  (Read 1903 times)

Offline ferron123

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Chopin's raindrop septuplet
on: February 10, 2016, 02:33:25 AM

I can play Chopin's Op. 28 No. 15 fairly easily (technically). However, I'm having trouble with the pedaling and the rubato in the septuplets in measures 4, 23 and 79 (the 10 notes, I don't know how to call it in english).

Do I play them faster, slower? Do I lift the pedal or use it? And if yes, how much ? How do I make it more ''beautiful''?

Thank you very much,
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Offline chopinlover01

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Re: Chopin's raindrop septuplet
Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 03:00:00 AM
You could do all of the above; it's up to you. You could make it a fast, sparkling ornament, or a drawn out melodic string of pearls. Neither one is better, just choose which one sounds better to you. Ditto with pedal use.
Note that, since it comes back multiple times, you might vary it each time it comes through in the piece.

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