Etude Op.10 No.3 in E major is a solo piano work composed by Fryderyk (Frederic) Chopin. This is a slow cantabile study, in which the right hand must maintain a singing tone in the melody whilst contributing to the accompaniment.
This etude differs from most of Chopin’s in its tempo. It marks a significant departure from the technical virtuosity required in etudes before Chopin’s time. It concentrates on melodious phrasing and legato ambience of performance more than technical skill. It has been classified as a Tone Poem for piano by some critics, and is highly regarded as a quality manifestation of Chopin’s love for Romantic Opera and Poland, where he was born.