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Butterfly Etude

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I have not played the piano for years. Not a great tragedy as I was never very good and playing made me nervous, afraid to fail. But there are some bits of music I will know forever because I learned to play them. One is Chopin’s Butterfly Etude (Etude Opus 25, no. 9). A difficult piece, full of octave stretches and staccatos. And it perfectly captures the erratic whim-of-the-wind flight of most butterflies.

~

butterfly

~

Etude Opus 25, No. 9

Chopin’s Butterfly Etude

~

cloud to clover

graceless flight path

earth to sky

~

wrist staccato

octave stretches

disarticulated flight

~

flirt and quiver

tip and stumble

clouded sulphur

butterfly

~

~

all my best,

Jane 

Written by jane tims

June 4, 2018 at 3:42 pm

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  1. Wonderful image and words!

    Liked by 1 person

    melissabluefineart

    June 5, 2018 at 10:31 am

  2. Love it!!

    Like

    Jane Fritz

    June 4, 2018 at 5:34 pm


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