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Etude in E major, Op. 10 No. 3 incypit

Genre: Etude

Key: E major

Opus/WN: Op. 10 No. 3

Creation date: 1829-1832

Acc. to Paderewski: II/3

Acc. to Turło: 16

Instruments: piano

Composition dedicated to:

Ferenc Liszt

 

The third Etude (Lento ma non troppo), in E major, is a nostalgic song, broken off by a moment of extreme agitation. It is one of Chopin’s most beautiful melodies, which he also regarded as such. Almost a nocturne, though at the same time a song, it proceeds in accordance with the rhythm of deep breathing, rising and falling. A moment of agitation and passionate explosion fills the middle section of this Etude, as the unavoidable consequence of the previous song. The reprise of the music from the opening is like a mere recollection. The quieting that concludes it heralds the next Etude, with which it forms a coherent whole.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
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