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Chopin's «Revolutionary» Etude in Octaves for Dreyschock Bicentenary (Read 1791 times)

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Hello, forum

As some of you may already know, the year 2018 is the bicentenary of the birth of Alexander Dreyschock, the pianist who has secured a place in history primarily for having played Chopin's «Revolutionary» Etude in octaves, instead of single left-hand notes, as it was originally composed. I have made an approximate reconstruction of it, at the following link:



And here is a really fast version, which I posted in 2017:



As for those of you that didn't like my first recording of it from 2016, I have to admit, you are absolutely right- I played it too slowly and without enough nuance or dynamic contrast. So here it is, at the above-mentioned links, with much re-thought over, but also played with much more abandon. These versions are both faster than the first one I posted, but for the intermediate-speed version, I've given preference to depth, rather than speed. I only hope I can do this arrangement justice.

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Re: Chopin's «Revolutionary» Etude in Octaves for Dreyschock Bicentenary
«Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 09:24:46 PM »
I've reuploaded this version, after uploading another slightly faster version, thinking it would be more popular, but this is probably the overall best I've ever played it:



(The link in the original post of this thread contains a slightly faster version, but I prefer 
the one in THIS message/reply).

BTW, if anyone has ever played an interesting Dreyschock piece, send me a link of the corresponding sheet music or of your performance, I'll really appreciate that.

LONG LIVE OCTAVES!!!!! 888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888


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Re: Chopin's «Revolutionary» Etude in Octaves for Dreyschock Bicentenary
«Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 10:45:12 PM »


BTW, if anyone has ever played an interesting Dreyschock piece, send me a link of the corresponding sheet music or of your performance, I'll really appreciate that.



I've looked briefly at a couple but in my experience his harmonic sense isn't very inspired. Possibly the left hand variations (op.22) might interest you? It's on IMSLP. It has some aspects of technical interest imo as a pioneering lh only study, though in the early lh only works area I do find the fantasies of Adolfo Fumagalli to be more ingenious.

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Re: Chopin's «Revolutionary» Etude in Octaves for Dreyschock Bicentenary
«Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 04:22:43 PM »
Indeed much of his output is not harmonically inspired, but it can be immense fun.  The Concertstuck which has now been recorded twice is a great tour de force and probably could be played as a solo.

The Sonata is cut from the same cloth, albeit a bit more demanding and is still awaiting a recording.

I hope one day someone will do it.

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