Étude Op. 25, No. 11 by Frédéric Chopin


'''Étude Op. 25, No. 11''', in A minor, often referred to as the '''Winter Wind''', is a solo piano technical study composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1836. It was first published together with all études of Opus 25 in 1837, in France, Germany, and England. The first French edition indicates a common time time signature, but the manuscript and the first German edition both feature cut time.Palmer, W: Chopin Etudes for the Piano, page 116. Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., 1992 The first four bars that characterize the melody were added just before publication at the advice of Charles A. Hoffmann, a friend.Walker, A: Chopin Companion, The, page 136. Norton and Co., 1966