Piano - SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
Composed by Frederic Chopin. Edited by Willard A. Palmer. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo; Solo Small Ensembles. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Form: Etude. Masterwork; Romantic. 8 pages. Alfred Music #00-2151. Published by Alfred Music (AP.2151).
ISBN 9780739021682. UPC: 038081022826. English.
Never in my life have I been able to find again so beautiful a melody, is what Chopin said of this famous work, the performance of which achieves an important landmark in the development of the pianist's technique and artistry. A late intermediate or early advanced level performer will be challenged in every section, first with the dynamic presentation of the singing romantic melodies, requiring the proper use of rubato, accents, crescendos and diminuendos, and then also in the chromatic sequences and in the demanding con bravura section. This edition features a biographical sketch, performance suggestions, suggested fingering, and editorial additions in gray print.
About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.