It’s getting windy these days and this Chopin etude (op. 25 no. 12 “Winter wind”) reminds me of that hard frozen gusts of ice and snow.
The etude or study is an “exercise” but this Chopin etude can be played in concert. It’s a harsh workout for the right hand which emulates the torrential onslaught of the wind and is reinforced by the proud left hand.
Last year it snowed today. Winter wind is coming… maybe not today or the next week, but it is inevitable.