A brief, two measures introduction prepares the first phrase:

The first phrase is four measures long:

The first three measures of the second phrase are a repetition of the first phrase. In the last measure, Chopin uses a secondary diminished chord of the VI degree:

Two shorter phrases bring us back to tonic:

The last phrase is similar to the first one but, Chopin adds two extra measures that lead to the final coda:

The coda to the prelude is made using the introduction and several added measures:

Complete prelude:


Robert Ståhlbrand, piano. Courtesy of Piano Society

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