Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova plays Étude Op. 25, No. 11 in A minor, a solo piano technical study composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1836. The piece is often referred to as the Winter Wind in English and literarily Seasoned Plants in some other languages.

Anna Fedorova plays Étude Op. 25, No. 11 in A minor, a solo piano technical study composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1836. The piece is often referred to as the Winter Wind.
  • Camera: Kamil Klapsa, Aleksandra Wróbel, Natalia Zahora, Mateusz Zahora
  • Editing: Kamil Klapsa
  • Corrections: Mateusz Papiernik
  • Sound Engineer: Grigoriy Mokritskiy
  • Camera Equipment: Krzysztof Paczyński, Mateusz Zahora
  • Producer: Mateusz Zahora
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The piece is a study for developing stamina, dexterity, and technique – essential skills for any concert pianist. It begins with a piano introduction to the main melody. The first theme follows, consisting of tumultuous cascades of semiquaver-tuplets (sixteenth-note-tuplets) and a leaping figure for the left hand in the relative major, C major, which shortly segues into a repetition of the first theme. It finishes with a short development into a fortissimo coda and ends with one final statement of the theme.

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  1. I am bum-fluxed over this presentation. First, we have a brilliant interpretation of the 25th Etude, then subjected to ludicrous exploitation of the young woman. Ugly, and demeaning. Only a jealous man could have dreamed this up!

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