Form: Etude
Instrument: Piano
Period: Romantic
Performer: Donald BettsTitle: Etude, Op. 25 no. 12
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, and because of that they have remained popular in private and concert stages. This was the last of Chopin's formal studies of the piano, and was first published in 1837. This work, also known as "Ocean", is a series of rising and falling arpeggios in various chord progressions from Cm. In addition, its opening bars recall the chord structure of the opening bars of the second prelude of the first book of the Well-Tempered Clavier.

Chopin - Etude No. 12 In C Minor, Op. 25

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