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Impromptus

Piano Solo

By Frederic Chopin

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Piano Piano (Piano solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Ewald Zimmermann. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Romantic Period. Collection (softcover). With introductory text, performance notes and fingerings. 52 pages. G. Henle #HN235. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480235).

Item Number: HL.51480235

ISBN 9790201802350. 9x12 inches.

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 Urtest edition.

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About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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

  • Impromptu, A flat major, op. 29 (Piano solo)  Composed by Frederic Chopin
  • Impromptu, F sharp major, op. 36 (Piano solo)  Composed by Frederic Chopin
  • Impromptu, G flat major, op. 51 (Piano solo)  Composed by Frederic Chopin
  • Fantaisie-Impromptu (in two versions), C sharp minor, op. post. 66 (Piano solo)  Composed by Frederic Chopin
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