Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Chopin Prelude in G Minor, Opus 28 No. 22

"Molto Agitato"

Yep, it is "Very Agitated" indeed! And brutal. It's not your nice-aunties-tea-and-crumpets sort of Chopin. It's in your face. Harsh even. Which is why I think it is so seldom played or written about.

I like to think of it as the "No More War, You Muthas!" "Don't try busting this Union, sucker!" "Don't EVEN mess with me!" Prelude.

I need to work on my "bravura" technique. Those left hand octaves are killing me.

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