“The first prelude, begins in C, and has all the characteristics of an impromptu. Chopin’s Preludes – the only preludes to be compared to Bach’s – are largely personal, subjective, and intimate. This first one is not Bach-ian, yet it could have been written by no one but a devout Bach student. The pulsating, passionate, agitated, feverish, hasty qualities of the piece are modern; so is the changeful modulation. It is a beautiful composition, rising to no dramatic heights, but questioning and full of life.”

Piano Sheet Music for Chopins Prelude no.1 op.28. £0.99p