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Topic: Chopin Etude to go with 25/7  (Read 1904 times)

Offline rosejaune177

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Chopin Etude to go with 25/7
on: March 05, 2017, 11:56:49 AM
I recently learnt Op. 25 no. 7 (in C# minor) and I liked it a lot. I'm now looking for another Etude to learn, from either Op. 25 or Op. 10.

It could do with being:
- a contrast with 25/7
- not too stretchy, as I have small hands
- not one of the most advanced Etudes (although I'm aware that nearly all of them are very difficult!)

Any suggestions? :)

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Re: Chopin Etude to go with 25/7
Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 02:58:32 PM
Hmm what about a variation on the etude that substitutes one difficulty in favor of exploiting another
Ie maybe slant things more towards the LH agility side if things, either way, its great fun :-] no large stretches ie no big hands needed see his positons pretty much stay in the finger finger resting positio. Most of the time, so biggest challenge with learning thisbat first is the reading with all he crazy accidentals etc
I would do this in addition to the main one it is based on as a dual etude study so learn both at same time...

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Re: Chopin Etude to go with 25/7
Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 04:39:43 PM
Thanks for that, visitor. I'm thinking 25/9 might be a bit too difficult for me at the moment, but I will definitely take a look at the sheet music because I am quite fond of that one (I've heard it often).

In any case, as my piano teacher said, I guess I could always use one for practice, to improve my technique, even if I can't get it up to speed and polished for a performance at this stage.

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Re: Chopin Etude to go with 25/7
Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 08:38:39 PM
I don't know if you're looking for the more introspective chopin etudes, or the virtuosic ones, but an etude that I believe fits into both categories (and is one of my favorites of the op. 25) is the Op. 25 No. 1. IMO, I think it would fit quite nicely in a program with the no 7, and is a beautiful piece. It looks scary with all of the tiny notes, but is one of the more readily approachable etudes. A great opener for a recital. (My first Chopin Etude I took) The technique would also complement the no 7 as well.
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