Chopin: Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28 No. 4 - Sheet Music (2023)

Each of the 24 Preludes is a miraculous example of Chopin's virtuosity in translating human emotions to piano music. This is one of the most well-known and also one of the saddest: Chopin himself requested that it should be played at his funeral.

ID: 263

Frédéric Chopin - Preludes:

Op. 28 No. 4

Key: E Minor
Year: 1834

Level: 5
Period: Early Romantic

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Farewell music?

The Prelude in E minor is a one of Chopin's most accessible pieces, but also a musically very sophisticated work. It's a sad and mournful piece, "the languid pensiveness of which defies description. It seems to shut out the wide, noisy world, for a time." (Friedrich Niecks) With its minor key, chromatically descending chords and the fact that it's intended to "die away" as per Chopin's notation, it conveys an almost overwhelming sense of despair. While the notes are few and quite easy to find for the intermediate pianist, the shaping, coloring and pacing of this unique melody is worth a lifetime of study.


Chopin's set of 24 preludes were first published in 1839 and dedicated to the composer Joseph Christoph Kessler. They received quite some criticism for their brief length and lack of any traditional structure; they were seen as more like sketches or brief notes as opposed to fully-formed ideas. However, there were also some, more forward-looking contemporaries, among them Robert Schumann, who admired them intensely. Chopin requested that the E minor prelude should be played at his funeral.

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Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 in E Minor (published in 1834) from Preludes by Frédéric Chopin - piano sheet music to download and print instantly.
Prelude in E Minor - Op. 28 No. 4 is a piano piece by the early romantic composer Frédéric Chopin who lived between the years 1810 and 1849.
The composition was first published in 1834 and is included in Preludes by Chopin.


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