Since I got my digital piano, I’ve been thinking about all these piano pieces I know. One of them, a piece by Chopin, became stuck in my head for a while, and I started to hum it often. It just wouldn’t leave my head, so I decided it would be an appropriate piece to feature in my Symphonic Selections column. Not to mention I am a huge fan of Chopin’s compositions, and I hadn’t even featured him yet, so Chopin it is!
This piece by Chopin is one of his many etudes, a musical composition meant for musicians to practise their skills. This etude is also known by its nickname, “Tristesse”. This is a gorgeous piece that follows an A-B-A form. The “A” sections are my favourite part because of its tranquil melody, with hints of sadness. The B section is faster, more spirited, but I do like the A section’s melody a lot more. This piece has been used in popular media and other musical arrangements such as “Dans la Nuit” by Sarah Brightman, but I will always prefer the original piano arrangement the best.
Anyway, I hope you like this short piano piece! Let me know what you think, and let me know if you’re a Chopin fan!