Still deciding on what pieces to play for my grade 8 so I've had go at this. I'm liking it surprisingly much as I'm not really a Chopin fan as I find a lot of his music a bit florid for my tastes.
It's fairly straightforward apart from about 3 bars which have a sweeping upwards chromatic florish (bars 27, 60 and 123). I'm having trouble getting my fingers to move fast enough! Does anyone have tips on how to approach these bars? I've tried moving my hand position forwards up the black keys, backwards, moving my elbow out to the side but I keep skipping notes.
The other thing is pedal - some editions I've seen have lots of it, the ABRSM edition I'm using doesn't have much at all. There are some held left hand notes in the 2nd con anima section which I can only do if I use pedal but it's not marked and makes the sound a but smudgy. Any suggestions?