Frédéric Chopin: Étude No. 12 Op. 10 By Aaron Pilsan
A colossal work of immense difficulty
Born on the 1st March 1810, Chopin would spent his childhood and adolescence in Poland before moving to Paris at the age of 21 where he remained for most of his life, never returning to Poland. Known as one of the most difficult piano pieces ever composed, Chopin’s Étude No. 12 demands utter concentration and timing of the pianist. The left hand performs constant runs up and down the piano while the right hand plays hand-stretching chords.