Chopin – Prelude No. 3 – Martha Argerich, Piano

Chopin’s Prelude No. 3 in  G major, returns to volatility. It belongs to the category of ‘etudal’ preludes, characterised by a quick tempo, lightness and mobility. It develops a single textural idea. Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28, are a set of short pieces for the piano, one in each of the twenty-four keys, originally published in 1839. Chopin wrote them between 1835 and 1839, partly at Valldemossa, Majorca, where he spent the winter of 1838–39 and where he had fled with George Sand and her children to escape the damp Paris weather. – Yuja Wang

Other Preludes by Argerich

Prelude No. 4

Prelude No. 4 in E Minor

Chopin - Prelude No 4 in E Minor - Argerich, Piano

Prelude No. 16

Prelude No. 16 in B-Flat Minor

Chopin - Prelude No. 16 Op 28 in B-Flat Minor - Argerich, Piano

Prelude No. 25

Prelude No. 25 in C-Sharp Minor

Chopin - Prelude No 25 in C sharp minor - Argerich, Piano

Prelude No. 3: Other Performances

Yuja Wang

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Chopin - 24 Preludes for Piano Op 28 - Wang, Piano

Daniil Trifonov

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The pianist Daniil Trifonov is performing Chopin's prelude No 3 in G major

Chopin’s Prelude No. 3 and The Fryderyk Chopin Institute

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