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Etude in F minor, Op. 10 No. 9 incypit

Genre: Etude

Key: F minor

Opus/WN: Op. 10 No. 9

Creation date: 1829-1832

Acc. to Paderewski: II/9

Acc. to Turło: 22

Instruments: piano

Composition dedicated to:

Ferenc Liszt


The ninth Etude, in the key of F minor, is one of the best loved. It is curious, perhaps even moving. Though beginning in a somewhat dimmed soundscape, reminiscent of a nocturne, it soars upwards, only to descend a moment later with the arabesque of its melody, as if laid upon the accompaniment. At once we sense the imminent arrival of more powerful emotions. And those emotions soon arrive: the narrative becomes stormy. The opening agitato turns into an almost hysterical appassionato. Mighty octaves hurl a series of nagging questions into space, to which the only response is an echo.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
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