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Prelude in F sharp minor, Op. 28 No. 8 incypit

Genre: Prelude

Key: F-sharp minor

Opus/WN: Op. 28 No. 8

Creation date: 1831(?)-1839, kompozycja cyklu: 1838-1839

Acc. to Paderewski: I/8

Acc. to Turło: 173

Instruments: piano

Composition dedicated to:

Joseph Christoph Kessler
Camille Pleyel


The eighth Prelude in the cycle, in F sharp minor, counters the calm simplicity of the seventh with a broad stream of sonority of peculiar beauty, diffused in rising and falling waves of airy figuration. Among its admirers was Witold Lutosławski, who called it a ‘wonder’. This prelude is usually numbered among the ‘scherzotic’ preludes. It employs chromaticised figurations, proceeding at a lively tempo and with varied dynamics and articulation.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
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