“In the F sharp minor prelude No. 8, Chopin gives us a taste of his grand manner. The sadness is rather elegiac, remote, and less poignant than in the E minor prelude. Harmonic heights are reached on the second page – surely Wagner knew these bars when he wrote “Tristan and Isolde” – while the ingenuity of the figure and avoidance of a rhythmical monotone are evidences of Chopin’s feeling for the decorative. It is a masterly prelude.”

Piano Sheet Music for Chopins Prelude no.8 op.28 : £1.49