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Title: Etude in f-minor
Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Instrument: Violoncello
Edited By: Luigi Silva
Instrumentation: Solo with Piano
Pages: 9 including the violoncello and piano parts

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Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties.
-Frédéric Chopin

The Etude in F minor, Op. 25 No. 2 has always been known in France as Les Abeilles (The Bees), but Schumann had a totally different description of this etude after listening to a performance by Chopin himself: “After performing the first etude he immediately passed to the second one in F minor, also bearing the unforgettable imprint of his personality, an etude so charming, dreamy that it could be the song of a sleeping child.”  The Luigi Silva transcription is a very virtuosic encore piece for the cello.

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