Waltz in C# Minor – Frédéric Chopin

Sheet music: https://musescore.com/classicman/scores/55375

Fun facts about Frédéric François Chopin:
▸ Over 230 works of Chopin survive; some compositions from early childhood have been lost. All his known works involve the piano, and only a few range beyond solo piano music, as either piano concertos, songs or chamber music.
▸ Chopin was educated in the tradition of Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and Clementi; he used Clementi’s piano method with his students. He was also influenced by Hummel’s development of virtuoso, yet Mozartian, piano technique. He cited Bach and Mozart as the two most important composers in shaping his musical outlook.
▸ Some of Chopin’s well-known pieces have acquired descriptive titles, such as the Revolutionary Étude (Op. 10, No. 12), and the Minute Waltz (Op. 64, No. 1). However, except for his Funeral March, the composer never named an instrumental work beyond genre and number, leaving all potential extramusical associations to the listener; the names by which many of his pieces are known were invented by others.
▸ Improvisation stands at the centre of Chopin’s creative processes. However, this does not imply impulsive rambling.

If you want to know more about the renowned composer, check the description box of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_mASlGjBu0

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  1. 👍62 You practised this very well and it sound so gentle and sweet. Relaxed and smooth versuon😊🎶 I hope your studies are going well!

  2. Maria, this was an absolute pleasure to watch. At least to my unexperienced eyes, this looks like the most technically difficult piece you have played so far and you mastered it beautifully: the clean fast passages, the crisp adornments, the subtlety in the bass. It is amazing how much progress you have made, congratulations! (edit: typo)

    Ești așa de talentat!

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