Chopin Piano Prelude No. 18 in F minor, Op. 28 (0:52)

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Belongs to Chopin's 24 Preludes, Op. 28, a set of short pieces for the piano, one in each of the twenty-four keys, originally published in 1839. Chopin wrote them between 1835 and 1839, partly at Valldemossa, Majorca, where he spent the winter of 1838-39 and where he had fled with George Sand and her children to escape the damp Paris weather. In Majorca, Chopin had a copy of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, and as in each of Bach's two sets of preludes and fugues, his Op. 28 set comprises a complete cycle of the major and minor keys, albeit with a different ordering. This piece is suggestive of a mortal struggle. The technical challenges lie chiefly in the irregular timing of the three runs, each faster than its predecessor, played simultaneously by each hand one octave apart. A fortissimo five-octave arpeggio echoes downward into the depths of the bass registers, where the final struggle takes place and culminates with the double-fortissimo chord finale. It’s mood and/or theme is characterized by divine curses, suicide.

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  • Code:  4109307
  • Loopable:  No
  • Duration:  52 s
  • Tempo:  160 BPM
  • Musical Key:  F Minor
  • Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
  • Publisher:  LATGA-A – IPI Code: 266 69 45 20
    LATGA-A (LATGA-A - IPI/CAE#: 266 69 45 20)
  • License:  Royalty-Free
  • Format: WAVE
  • File Size: 10 MB
  • Codec: PCM (Uncompressed)
  • Bit Depth: 16-bit
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Source: Cubase 6, Wavelab 7, high-end analog process

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