Chopin Piano Etude in F minor Op. 25 No. 2


  • Code:  C-2434
  • Content: 4 Elements

The Etude in F minor, Op. 25, No. 2, is colored in subtle, pastel shades, but it is also splendidly disturbed, as two different meters – alla breve (expressed through quaver triplets) and 6/4 – meet in each bar. The two meters are wonderfully attuned, though their disturbance remains audible. As if in a single breath, without respite, the right hand intones the arabesque of an unending melody, while the left discreetly counterpoints. The technical goal of the F minor Etude is the independence of the pianist’s two hands. The étude is sometimes known as "The Bees".