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Chopin: Etude in C Minor, Opus 10, No. 12

By Frederic Chopin

Piano - Advanced
Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Willard A. Palmer. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo; Solo Small Ensembles. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Form: Etude. Masterwork; Romantic. Sheet. 8 pages. Alfred Music #00-16715. Published by Alfred Music (AP.16715).

Item Number: AP.16715


Also called the Revolutionary Etude, this famous fiery concert piece, featuring perpetual running sixteenth note scales and arpeggio work, was composed about the same time as the failed November Uprising of 1831, Poland's revolution against Russia. Chopin was in poor health, and allegedly he poured his emotions on the matter into many pieces that he composed at that time - the Revolutionary Etude standing out as the most famous example. This edition contains editorial fingerings and other parenthetical material.

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  • 5

    Pilot Grove, MO
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  • August 13, 2008 Difficult

    This Etude is good for working on fingerings in both hands, and is definitely a challenge to bring up to tempo. I hope to master this piece someday!

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