Etude Op 10, No 3, in E Major, is a study for solo piano composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1832. It was first published in 1833 in France, Germany, and England as the third piece of his Études Op. 10. This is a slow cantabile study for polyphonic and legato playing.
Known as Étude Revolutionary, Chopin Étude Op 10, No 12 in C minor is dedicated “à son ami Franz Liszt” (“to his friend Franz Liszt”). The 12th Étude appeared around the same time as the November Uprising in 1831 and its first chord sounds like a gunshot.
The Études-Tableaux (“study pictures”), Op. 39 is the second set of piano études composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The Etude Tableau No 1 in C Minor demands a tireless right hand, a syncopated left hand and considerable dexterity.
La Leggierezza (meaning “lightness”) is the second from Franz Liszt’s Three Concert Etudes. It is a monothematic piece with a very simple melodic line for each hand under an unusual Quasi allegretto tempo marking, usually ignored in favour of something slightly more frenetic.
La Campanella (Italian for “The little bell”) is the nickname given to the third of Franz Liszt’s six Grandes études de Paganini. This piece is a revision of an earlier version from 1838, the Études d’exécution transcendante d’après Paganini.
Feux Follets (Wills o’ the Wisp) is the fifth étude of the set of twelve Transcendental Études by Franz Liszt. As with the other works in the Études but one, …
Chopin’s Etude Op 10 No. 1 in C Major for solo piano was composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1829. It was first published in 1833 in France, Germany, and England as the first piece of his Études Op. 10.
Chopin believed the melody to be his most beautiful one. Although this étude is sometimes identified by the names “Tristesse” (Sadness) or “Farewell (L’Adieu)”, neither is a name given by Chopin, but rather his critics.
Franz Liszt‘s Transcendental Etude No 4 in D minor, Mazeppa, is the fourth Transcendental Étude, published in 1852. This complex and virtuosic staple of the Romantic Era repertoire was inspired by Victor Hugo‘s …
Etude No 6 Op 25 in G-sharp minor composed by Frédéric Chopin is a technical study focusing on thirds, trilling them at a high speed. At one point, both hands play …