Prelude No. 23 is based on a four-measure long musical idea made with arpeggios and a short melodic motive. Harmonically, Chopin uses sonorities like added sixths and extensions like the ninth, eleventh and thirteen. The harmonic language is closer to an impressionistic than to a romantic style. The Prelude ends with a dominant seventh chord.

Measures Key
1 - 4 F Major
5 - 8 C Major
9 - 12 F Major
13 - 16 Bb Major and F major
17 - 22 F Major

Complete Preludio by Jeannette Fang


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