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Topic: Chopin, Etude Op. 10. No 3  (Read 170 times)

Offline nina.beatriz

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Chopin, Etude Op. 10. No 3
on: May 28, 2024, 06:21:50 AM
Hello everyone,

I've only recorded a little snippet of Chopin's Op. 10 No 3, but would love to get some feedback on it:



I am currently working on finalising the entire etude :)

Thank you!
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Offline lelle

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Re: Chopin, Etude Op. 10. No 3
Reply #1 on: May 28, 2024, 10:43:48 AM
It's too short of a snippet to give you a lot of good feedback!

Overall sounds good. You could tighten some of the legato up even more. I don't agree with all of your rubato but ultimately that's an artistic choice. I'd try less rubato (still keep some) and try to make the tempo fluctuations feel like they very naturally follow the flow of the music.

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Re: Chopin, Etude Op. 10. No 3
Reply #2 on: May 28, 2024, 12:16:36 PM
It sounds lovely, the dynamics and phrasing are well executed, nice tone too.

However, I'm surprised to see the RH lift off the keys the way you do on those sixths.  I have always approached it with finger legato - it's a stretch but it's definitely feasible and feels correct.  Or, I hold the upper note down while the lower note lifts so the hand can shift.

I wonder how Chopin played it and taught it.
Also wondering how other forum members play it...

If your hand is too small to manage those 6ths with finger legato, then you have to resort to pedal legato, and lift off the key.  That may be the case here.

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Re: Chopin, Etude Op. 10. No 3
Reply #3 on: May 29, 2024, 03:28:46 PM
...and to think that Chopin originally marked this piece Vivace!...
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Re: Chopin, Etude Op. 10. No 3
Reply #4 on: May 31, 2024, 09:41:29 PM
Thank you very much for your feedback :) I truly appreciate it and will keep all of these points in mind!
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