Étude Op. 10, No. 3 by Frédéric Chopin


'''Étude Op. 10, No. 3''', in E major, is a study for solo piano composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1832. 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. as the third piece of his ''Études Op. 10''. This is a slow ''cantabile'' study for polyphonic and legato playing. Chopin himself believed the melody to be his most beautiful one. It became famous through numerous popular arrangements. Although this étude is sometimes identified by the names "Tristesse" (Sadness) or "Farewell (L'Adieu)," neither is a name given by Chopin.