Étude Op. 10, No. 2 by Frédéric Chopin


'''Étude Op. 10, No. 2''', in A minor, is a technical study composed by Frédéric Chopin for the piano. Composed in 1829 it was first published in 1833 in France,("[http://www.cfeo.org.uk/jsp/browsecollection.jsp French edition]"). Paris: M. Schlesinger, June 1833. Germany,("[http://www.cfeo.org.uk/jsp/browsecollection.jsp German edition]"). Leipzig: Fr. Kistner, August 1833 . and England("[http://www.cfeo.org.uk/jsp/browsecollection.jsp English edition]"). London: Wessel & Co, August 1833. This étude is an exercise in developing the independence of the weaker fingers of the right hand by playing rapid chromatic scale figures with the third, fourth, and fifth fingers of the right hand. Meanwhile, the first two fingers of the right and the left hand play an accompaniment of short chords and single notes. Chopin indicated the fingering himself note by note for almost 800 notes.Below that of Chopin, an alternative fingering by Paderewski is given in the edition published in Cracow by the Instytut Fryderyka Chopina Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne