Trois Nouvelles Etudes

Trois Nouvelles Etudes (without opus number) (1840)

These were written for a piano method published by Moscheles. They make a fine six-minute set. No. 1 in F minor has a long melody of restrained passion, its technical use being three notes in the right hand to be played against four in the left hand. No.2 in A-flat is all sweetness in its polyrhythmic movement. No.3 in D-flat is a wickedly difficult study which asks for the playing of legato and staccato simultaneously in the same hand.

  • ASHKENAZY: London (CD)
  • AX: RCA
  • RUBINSTEIN: RCA (CD)