Étude Opus 25 No. 5 in E Minor

Uploaded on Apr 4, 2014

Étude Opus 25 No. 5 in E Minor, is a technical study composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1837. Marking a serious departure in the expected technique developed previously, Chopin wrote this étude with a series of quick, dissonant minor seconds. The effect has earned the étude the nickname “Wrong Note”.

After the first theme of 'minor seconds' closes, Chopin introduces a Più Lento section in which a new melody (without dissonant minor seconds) is played in the parallel key, E major. The final section of the piece starts with a recapitulation of the first theme, with climaxes in a coda played in E Major.

The second section is marked as Più Lento (It. More Slow) despite Chopin's metronome mark of ♩=168, a very quick tempo.

Étude Opus 25 No. 5 features an unusual overall structure, surrounding a major second theme, with the minor main theme. This idea appears only one other time in Chopin's set, in Étude Opus 25 No. 10. Styling the études in this fashion further emphasizes Chopin's deviation from the standard set before him by composers such as Carl Czerny. Both are structured much like the sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, in which Beethoven set apart three movements in this same structure.

piano Classical major Etude no no. 5 Lento minor vivace chopin è op. opus op note moll Dur 25 Szopen etyde wrong piu

Pages 6
Duration 02:41
Measures 139
Key signature 1 sharp
Parts 1
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There is this one for violin? maybe? Really not? Well, I guess I should create it.
And it's done, here it is in case you need it: https://musescore.com/user/28396616/scores/5143166
I have a score that uses the same kind of grace note progression at the end of the piece, but Musescore doesn't seem to be wanting to play those notes. I downloaded this file to see how you did it, but the end is completely weird and corrupted. It'd be nice if you showed me a post in the forums to help with this. Thanks!
You lenghten the measure (for instance from 4/4 to 11/8) and make the wanted notes smaller in the inspector. I think I have other scores on this sites that are not corrupted and represent my approach to solve the problem.
Yay! I'm happy that I found it. I decided to play it after watching "Your lie in April".
Why did it sound so *choppy*? (No pun intended)
This etude is often referred to as the "wrong note etude", which refers to the use of minor seconds throughout the whole piece. The minor second interval (1 half tone apart) is considered dissonant and doesn't sound "pleasant" to our ears. Hope this answers your question!
I discovered this through Shigatsu wa kimi no uso (your lie in april). This was my favorite next to winter wind (Étude Op. 25, No. 11)
I also discovered this through Your lie in April and my fav. is also winter wind xD What a coincidence lmao
I think I found a few wrong notes that need correcting
This is my favorite classical piece and I plan on learning it well. Thank you for the music
wat, isn't there like a rule were you have to end a song in the note of the key signature, and this ends on a G#, that isn't even the major of one sharp WTH
The piece is in e minor, but the ending is in E major, hence the G sharp.
Actually, that was intentional! This is called "Wrong Note Etude" and G# is the wrong note!
Hahahh, I think it's called wrong note because of the minor seconds of the A section, but nice thought.
oh, ok, he also does that in his revolutionary etude where the last chord is C Major when its in C Minor... I don't think he read many music theory books...
Bach does this a lot in his preludes and fugues, it's called a tierce de Picardie, or Picardy third. As for the Revolutionary Etude, the entire coda is in C major, not just the final chord.
There's no problem in ending a minor piece in a major key, and vice versa, as long as it makes sense.
well, at least for me, it sounds good, and Chopin probably thought so too. Theory is just a way to get to expression, which is the final goal of composition.
The piece is in E Minor, but ends in E Major (where the G♯ appears).
yeah, I understand that, although, at the end he should have changed the key signature so he could end on a e major chord, It really doesn't make scense
It's a tierce de picardie so it does work and make sense when considering music theory.
I've found an edition with the second chord being E-A-D# (B7 should make sense as it resolves in E in the next measure)
bar 50: should be G#-E in the first bichord
The middle section of this etude is loved by millions -if they only knew how subtle ,complex and effective,entrancing the 5 or 6 part harmony is: a miracle it seems to me.A look at his music shows a superb fastidious craftsman who was also original profound poet.Listening doesnt reveal one 10th of the art here!So glad you posted it since I dont have the sheet music with me!Machine piano shows how great and moving the music is .I hope aliens from other galaxies one day get to enjoy it.
agreed, the ending part is my favorite just for how many emotions chopin was able to cram in to only one minute it is truly something to marvel at!