Tariq Harb Plays Prelude No.4, Op.28 by Chopin

Tariq Harb performs Prelude No.4, Op.28 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) on classical guitar, originally for piano. This comes via  Harb’s YouTube Channel. He’s also made his sheet music edition available for free via Google Drive. Beautiful performance and arrangement with some nice pacing and phrasing throughout. Here’s a bit of info on the piece via this Wiki:

The Prelude Op. 28, No. 4 by Frédéric Chopin is one of the 24 Chopin preludes. By Chopin’s request, this piece was played at his own funeral, along with Mozart’s Requiem…Hans von Bülow called the prelude “suffocation”, due to its sense of despair. In fact, Chopin’s last dynamic marking in the piece is smorzando, which means “dying away”. But the prelude may have once been given a title. According to George Sand’s daughter Solange, who stayed with the composer at the monastery in Mallorca when the preludes were written, “My mother gave a title to each of Chopin’s wonderful Preludes; these titles have been preserved on a score he gave to us.” That titled score is lost. But Solange did record the names of the preludes, apparently without assigning the names to the prelude numbers. It is believed that the title “Quelles larmes au fond du cloître humide?” (“What tears [are shed] from the depths of the damp monastery?”) corresponds to Prelude No. 4.

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