The entire piece is based on the same semiquaver motif, which springs from schumann op 82 no 7 pdf opening strong sforzato accent to rapidly increase its volume and compass until ending abruptly on a strong sforzato climax. Remarkable is the plenitude of crescendi, accents and sforzati with hardly any diminuendo signs.
In the B section these alternating sequences are shortened to two bars and the frequency of sforzati and accents rises. 45 can be perceived as a coherent contour line. Excerpt from the Rondo of Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Piano Concerto No. Another remarkable trait is the upbeat character of the motif likewise permeating the entire piece.
Like in the first two études of Op. The expression of a restless fierce, almost savage, grim raging: The image of tossed up ocean waves breaking on a rocky coast, thundering and foaming, their spray splashing upwards, licking the rocks and quickly flowing down again. Chopin scholar Robert Collet believes that the study “has more than a hint of something elemental, demoniacal and even sinister. Collet remarks that the procedure of transferring the semiquaver figuration from one hand to the other, common in Bach but rare in Chopin, “makes great demands on the left hand.