“The fifth prelude in D is Chopin at his happiest. Its arabesque pattern conveys a most charming content; and there is a dewy freshness, a joy in life, that puts to flight much of the morbid tittle-tattle about Chopin’s sickly soul. The few bars of this prelude, so seldom heard in public, reveal musicianship of the highest order. The harmonic scheme is intricate; it is Chopin spinning his finest, his most iridescent web.”

Piano Sheet Music for Chopins Prelude no.5 op.28 : £0.99p