“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form.”

Friday, March 7, 2014

Chopin Etude Op. 10, No. 3

       A pianist writes complaining of problems of stretching and discomfort in the middle section of this otherwise quite playable etude. It seems at first to be a problem of fingering, but it turns out to be more one of technical approach.

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Note: In the left hand, the 4th interval of a sixth
 should be 5-2, not 4-2. Also, the tempo should be eighth-note = 100.

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