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Etude in A minor, Op. 25 No. 11 incypit

Genre: Etude

Key: A minor

Opus/WN: Op. 25 No. 11

Creation date: przed 1837 (1835-1837?)

Acc. to Paderewski: II/23

Acc. to Turło: 36

Instruments: piano

Composition dedicated to:

Maria d'Agoult


The Etude in A minor (the penultimate piece in the set) matches its predecessor for the prominence it gives to extreme sonorities. Here, too, interpreters see hell itself – the elements raging. Sometimes referred to as ‘Winter Wind’, it brings a clash between the acoustic expression of the diatonic song and the chromaticised figuration, agitated to the utmost.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
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