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Topic: Chopin's third etude  (Read 1856 times)

Offline thierry13

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Chopin's third etude
on: April 05, 2005, 03:17:11 AM
Hey, I remarked something... everyone talk of this etude as one of the hardest... but never as one of the more beautiful. But the fact is... that I really find it a great piece of music! It's really beautiful, to my taste. If you're able to do the fast thirds run REALLY REALLY REALLY legato, it's again beautifuller! Well... just my opinion. (btw, i find a lot of etudes really beautiful, but i saw nobody talked of this one as a piece of music).

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Re: Chopin's third etude
Reply #1 on: April 05, 2005, 09:01:22 PM
It is actually quite possibly the easiest of the Chopin etudes.


It really is nice though.

Offline thierry13

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Re: Chopin's third etude
Reply #2 on: April 05, 2005, 09:26:44 PM
Not the third etude like op.10 no.3, the one that's in thirds. :P

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Re: Chopin's third etude
Reply #3 on: April 05, 2005, 10:55:08 PM
If you're able to do the fast thirds run REALLY REALLY REALLY legato, it's again beautifuller!

Sorry : F AST!!  10 no 3 is really beautiful, I agree, but those thirds aren't fast. In this sense, it is easier than quite a few that require real speed. It's the legato that is the technique this one is testing. (hmm... ok the middle section is a little faster).
Also, syncopation - the left hand rhythm is difficult consistantly against the right.

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Re: Chopin's third etude
Reply #4 on: April 05, 2005, 11:01:00 PM
I have referred to Op 25 No 6 several times on this and other forums as firstly a piece of music. I think those who belt it out at ninety-miles-an-hour are missing its beauty. It's a mysterious, delicate and beautiful little piece which is frequently butchered in a torrent of virtuosity. I play it often, but because I enjoy it, not to give me stronger thirds.
"Mistakes are the portals of discovery." - James Joyce

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Re: Chopin's third etude
Reply #5 on: April 05, 2005, 11:01:21 PM
HEY!! I was NOT talking about op.10 no.3 , BUT op.25 no.6 , the one that's IN thirds.

Offline thierry13

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Re: Chopin's third etude
Reply #6 on: April 05, 2005, 11:03:17 PM
I have referred to Op 25 No 6 several times on this and other forums as firstly a piece of music. I think those who belt it out at ninety-miles-an-hour are missing its beauty. It's a mysterious, delicate and beautiful little piece which is frequently butchered in a torrent of virtuosity. I play it often, but because I enjoy it, not to give me stronger thirds.

Great someone noticed, but I was not meaning to play them "fast" , on the opposite, I was saying to play them LEGATO. And I don't like when it's played too fast too. Maybe you don't play it to get stronger thirds, but it definitly will help!

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Re: Chopin's third etude
Reply #7 on: April 06, 2005, 05:30:03 AM
It is actually quite possibly the easiest of the Chopin etudes.


It really is nice though.

I am suspecting it's op 10 no 3?  If that's the case I have heard it, and reviewed the score.  I'd be amazed if it was "easy" in any comparison - there's an awful lot of delicate voicing concerns there!
So much music, so little time........

Offline musicsdarkangel

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Re: Chopin's third etude
Reply #8 on: April 06, 2005, 11:28:56 PM
Not the third etude like op.10 no.3, the one that's in thirds. :P

AH!!!

hah

I'm playing that right now actually.  Just finished memorizing it (my first step for learning any etudes)

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Re: Chopin's third etude
Reply #9 on: April 09, 2005, 06:57:24 AM
If we are talking about the one in E-major, that's not the easiest thing to play.  Not because it requires some crazy technique but because it is a "study in touch".  As far as the music, Chopin himself regarded this piece as his best.  Unfortunately, it is played so much (since it is a more "accessable" etude), that it has become "overplayed".
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