Solo piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Willard A. Palmer. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterworks Editions. Form: Prelude. Romantic Period. Collection. With introductory text, thematic index, standard notation, fingerings and illustrations (does not include words to the songs). 79 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.610).
Item Number: AP.610
ISBN 0739004417. 9x12 inches.
The 24 Preludes, one in each major and minor key, are among Chopin's most masterful works. Ranging from miniatures for intermediate-level students to lengthier works for advanced pianists, the Preludes were written in a monastery during the winter of 1839. The preface to this historically informed edition contains a thorough discussion of pedaling, tempo, ornamentation and rubato in Chopin's piano music in general and the preludes specifically.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 6-10.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.