Talk:Prelude, Op. 28, No. 15 (Chopin)

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Sound file?[edit]

Shouldn't there be a sound file with this that plays the piece? onyx321 11:55, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

A-flat[edit]

The A-flat should be referred to as "G-sharp" when discussing the second key. The note functions as the fifth in both keys. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 4.254.85.238 (talk) 02:45, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Trivia[edit]

This information was entitled "Cultural legacy". I'm moving it here as the content would be better suited to the pages of the films (including one by the great Kurosawa), video games etc:

  • In the 1979 James Bond movie Moonraker, villain Sir Hugo Drax plays the Raindrop Prelude in his chateau on a grand piano when Bond comes to visit.
  • The raindrop prelude is also featured on the soundtrack of the 1996 Australian film Shine about the life of pianist David Helfgott.
  • The prelude appears in the "Crows" section of Akira Kurosawa's film Dreams.
  • The prelude plays a pivotal role in the 1990 film version of Captain America. The piece is played at a childhood piano recital by the young prodigy who would become the Red Skull, and a recording of this incident is later played by the titular hero to delay the now-70-year-old Red Skull from detonating a nuclear bomb that would destroy all of Southern Europe, the detonator for which was also concealed in a grand piano.
  • The dramatic bridge of the prelude was used in an elaborate pre-release commercial for the video game Halo 3 as a part of the $10 million "Believe" ad campaign. The piece plays over close-up footage of a highly detailed diorama of an historically pivotal battle in the game's universe.
  • The piece appears in the John Woo film Face/Off in a seduction scene between Castor Troy and Eve Archer.
  • The prelude appears in the fantasy video game Eternal Sonata, where Chopin's music plays a major part.
  • The piece is studied as a 'Set Work' in the English exam board Edexcel's GCSE in Music.
  • The piece is used in the film Margin Call, as Kevin Spacey's character sleeps in his office but is then woken up by the prelude's climax.
  • The prelude is used in the English trailer for the Japanese film Battle Royale.
  • The prelude is used throughout the video game Flotilla.
  • The prelude appears in the film "Not without my Daughter" at the point when Betty meets with the Iranian dissident who funds her escape.
  • The prelude appears several times in the 2012 sci-fi film Prometheus[1] including during the end credits, performed by pianist Philip Howard.[2]
  • This appears in the Halo 3 "Believe" trailer