I First Heard About The Etude Op

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I first heard about the Étude Op. 10, No. 3, in E major composed by Frédéric Chopin in a TV drama. The protagonist introduces the piece as the Song of Farewell which is about the departure of two people. While I was listening to it, the piece walked me through a path of memories. This Étude Op. 10, No. 3, in E major is in ternary form, with ABA sections. The piece starts softly with legato. The narrow range notes form a motive that put people into peace. The arch-shaped phrase introduces audiences into the journey. The bass harmony acts as an accompaniment and footprints that guide people back to their past steps by steps. Antecedent and consequent also appear in this piece which in the first time of the phrase, the melody comes in soft and quiet; in the second time, the phrase gets louder and is a variation of the first phrase. To me, these two corresponding melody acts like the process of recalling the past time. In the beginning, the memories from the past start appearing in minds, and soon, the pictures become clearer and more details pop up. With the uses of dynamics, first crescendo and follows by decrescendo, it develops the sadness of the piece in which it allows the audience to fall into the memories and soon after realising these precious times have already become the past that they can no longer go back and the decrescendo represents a sense of regret and sorrow. The second part, which is the B section of the piece, composes of a totally different melody and to

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