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Chopin's Favorite Key?

 
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Pianoman1992



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Chopin's Favorite Key? Reply with quote

Does anyone know what Chopin's favorite key signature was? I know that he used A-flat Major the most, but was that actually his favorite key? If I had to guess, I'd say D-flat Major. Thoughts on this?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know. I think of C# minor / Db major.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I think Chopin prefers minor keys. Most important works have minor keys such as 2 concertos, ballade 1 & 4, fantasia op.49, scherzo 1,2,3...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Chopin was usually a sad person, so that would make sense...
However, I think Chopin also liked the use of "sad major keys." For example, the L'adieu waltz in A-flat Major is in a major key, but has a sad and melancholy tone about it. Does anyone know what I mean?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pianoman1992 wrote:
Well Chopin was usually a sad person, so that would make sense...
However, I think Chopin also liked the use of "sad major keys." For example, the L'adieu waltz in A-flat Major is in a major key, but has a sad and melancholy tone about it. Does anyone know what I mean?


Yes, Chopin is famous for tone and harmony. Even if the main tone is in a major key, his modulation back and forth through major and minor ones is wonderful. Another example is Nocturne Op.55-2.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well..I think, C # minor.
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