Originally posted by keithmusic:
The Chopin Opus 10 #4 Etude has to be one of the hardest with it's multiple double sharps.
Double sharps make a piece hard to read, but why should they make it hard to play? It's just notation ...

Don't misunderstand me: this is a hard piece. I'm learning it at the moment, and can barely play it at half speed, but I'm not inclined to blame the double sharps.

Best wishes,

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