Next. Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer and pianist during the Romantic period. The Prelude in D flat is nicknamed the Raindrop Prelude. It is often said . Chopin, Frédéric Raindrop Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 sheet music for Piano – 8notes. com. Frédéric ChopinRaindrop Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 (easy version) –

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British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Chopin was born in Poland in and later settled in Paris. He had a famous love affair with the French novelist Amantine Dupin, best known by her pseudonym, George Sand.

Chopin died of tuberculosis at the age of Chopin composed during the Romantic period choopin the 19th century. Music of the Romantic period was highly emotional and expressive with strong lyrical melodies and rich harmony.

Chopin – Raindrop Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 (easy version) sheet music for Piano

Most Romantic composers, including Schubert, Brahms and Liszt, wrote short piano pieces. They include nocturnes, waltzesstudies etudesand two piano concertos. It is taken from a set of 24 preludes dhopin for each of the 12 major keys and one for each of the 12 minor keys. A musical prelude is often an introductory piece but not in this case. The short pieces are self-contained and free-standing. The Prelude in D flat is nicknamed the Raindrop Prelude.


It is often said that this refers to the persistent repeated notes which sound like rain falling. However, Chopin disliked descriptive titles and he did not give it this nickname. The idea came from George Sand who told of the sound of dripping water falling on the roof where they were staying in Majorca. The score is very detailed — it includes a lot of markings for the performer to follow. These include pedal markings, fingerings, dynamic markings, and Italian terms. The pedal markings are given under the bass stave.

They show the pianist where to depress the pedal ped. The fingerings are given by small numbers on some of the notes.

Prelude, Op. 28, No. 15 (Chopin) – Wikipedia

The dynamic markings refer to the loudness or quietness of the notes. Like many short piano pieces of the Romantic period, this prelude is in ternary form — a three-part form ABA1 where the second A section is the same as, or very similar to, the first A section.


The B section provides a chopiin to the outer sections. The basic structure of the Chopin Prelude in D flat is:.

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