etude : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity

  • Intimate Strangers is not a dry little intellectual etude for two hands.
  • Often I spent hours trying to decide if a certain etude should go before a mazurka or after it.
  • Especially impressive is the hand-crippling D-flat major etude of Opus 25.
News & Articles

  • Braque exhibition at D.C.'s Phillips highlights painter worth digging into
    WASHINGTON — Clearly visible within the neat borders on a piece of paper is the word "etude," French for study, in a detail from Georges Braque's ebullient 1929 painting, "The Round Table." Very likely, given Braque's interest in music and the bourgeois domesticity he cultivated, the etude in question is a piano work by Chopin, or perhaps Liszt or Debussy. But a guitar is also clearly visible on ...
    June 10, 2013 - The Troy Record

  • Ramon Dominguez in Baltimore Sun
    I didn't expect this kind of race,Dominguez said. "I thought the [Belly Rub] and [Etude] would have more speed and I was surprised by how much speed I had. But [Shuman] told me to put the horse where he was comfortable and I listened to my...

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