Form: Etude
Instrument: Piano
Period: Romantic
Performer: Carlos Gardels
Title: Etude, Op. 10 no. 1
Chopin wrote his Études for his students, and they can therefore be categorized by their pedagogical function. But they are more than just that: they comprise a system of learning that is not only utilitarian, but also artful. In addition to becoming a standard of piano pedagogy, the Études became concert pieces: the piano as an instrument had changed quite a bit over Chopin's life, and these works not only represent a new style of playing that reflects the new aspects of the instrument, but they also provide an encapsulation of Chopin's unique style. Piano students all over the world are still assigned Chopin Études, not only because of they are carefully constructed pedagogical pieces, but because, despite their technical aim, they are also beautiful. They were the foundation of a new system of technical piano playing, seen as radical at the time of their release. Chopin published this piece in 1833 (composed in 1829), written as a technical study in reach and arpeggios for the piano.

Chopin - Etude No. 1 In C Major

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