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Impromptu G Flat Major Op. 90 D 899

Piano Solo

By Franz Schubert

Piano Piano (Piano solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Edited by Walter Gieseking. Arranged by Walter Gieseking. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: 9. Classical. Softcover. 9 pages. G. Henle #HN488. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480488).

Item Number: HL.51480488

9.25x12.25 inches.

In his collections of impromptus and Moments musicaus, Franz Schubert impressively showed at the end of his life how a lyrical, songlike form can be rendered on the piano. In spite of their simplicity, his popular impromptus op. 90, for example, prove themselves to be consummate works of art, and number among the most beloved pieces of Romantic piano music. The third impromptu of op. 90, an Andante in G flat Major, is a mysterious reverie in pianissimo. A peaceful melody hovers over a murmuring accompaniment of eighth-note triplets, while the harmonies change very gently. This Urtext edition provides the work as a separate edition in the original key. To make it easier to play, other editions often transpose it into G Major, which, however, diminishes the distinctive color of this piece.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

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  • April 29, 2012 Excellent buy

    Authentic, clearly presented and very informative interpretation. Excellent buy.

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