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Frédéric Chopin: Impromptus: Piano

Instrumental Album | Sheet Music & Songbooks
Instrumentation Piano
Composer Frédéric Chopin
Publisher G. Henle Verlag
Hardly unexpectedly for a genre created by Franz Schubert, Chopin’s four Impromptus have a strongly improvisatory character, while still overflowing with fleet-footed lightness, as well as with dignity and tastefulness. This applies above all to the first three pieces of this volume, opp. 29, 36 and 51. Whereas the first was written in 1837, the other two were composed during Chopin’s relationship with the authoress George Sand, at her country seat of Nohant: op. 36 in 1839, op. 51 three years later. The opus number of the Fantaisie Impromptu, op. 66, is misleading, since the piece had already been written in 1834 as the first of the four works. Chopin had apparently not envisioned its printing, and it was issued only after his death, thanks to the efforts of his friend Julian Fontana. The print diverges so strongly from the – fortunately – extant autograph, however, that both versions are reproduced in the Henle Urtext edition.
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Instrumental Album
Release Date 1999
Pages 52
ISMN 9790201892351
Edition Number HN 9235
Catalog No. HN9235
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