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Etude in C major, Op. 10 No. 1 incypit

Genre: Etude

Key: C major

Opus/WN: Op. 10 No. 1

Creation date: 1829-1832

Acc. to Paderewski: II/1

Acc. to Turło: 14

Instruments: piano

Composition dedicated to:

Ferenc Liszt


The first Etude, allegro, in C major, gives the impression of some emancipated sonority bursting in upon us. The waves of figurations – given to the pianist’s right hand – move along the entire space of the keyboard, modulating their course in keeping with a logic derived from Bach. The right hand intones a kind of hymn. There is no piano; forte reigns here from the first note to the last. Only when the narrative steps into a minor-mode area does the tone colour dim for a moment.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
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