James L. King III has taken Chopin’s beloved Étude in E major (Op. 10, No. 3) and simplified the first theme while staying as faithful as possible to the overall sound of the piece. (Among other things, the theme has been transposed to F major.) Adults and younger students who want to experience playing the great masterworks will be thrilled with the sound of this arrangement, and it will not disappoint anyone who is familiar with Chopin’s original score.
Key: F major
Mood: Emotional, passionate, longing
Pedagogy: 1st/2nd endings, rubato, dynamic expression