Chopin - Étude Op. 10, No. 12[source]
<title>Chopin - Étude Op. 10, No. 12</title>
I recorded myself playing Chopin's Étude Op. 10, No. 12
<series order="31">2022 music project</series>
Like the <glacius:link page="music/projects/bach-prelude-no-3-csharp-major-recording">Bach Prelude</glacius:link>
I wanted to give myself a few hours of solid practice and see how well I
could stumble through Chopin's mildly famous
Étude</a>. Probably one of my favorite pieces, and definitely one of my favorites
to play. It's basically the only piece in my repertoire that I play
semi-consistently, i.e. it's the one I trot out to impress people.
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Watts">Andre Watts</a> played it
for Mr. Rogers and after Watts finished Mr. Rogers exclaimed
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ4Kgr4sggQ">"I'm so proud to be your friend!"</a>
Which is basically the greatest compliment a human being could ever receive.
My most egregious errors were a sloppy left hand in the G♯ minor section,
and just absolutely wailing that low F instead of the low E. You can tell
when it happens cuz I break out the stank face.
Me performing Chopin's <em>Étude Op. 10, No. 12</em> "Revolutionary"
<small>(recorded on <glacius:date value="2022-08-11" />)</small>