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Front cover photograph courtesy of Malcolm Binns.
Track(s) taken from APR7302
Recording details: May 1928
Victor Recordings, United Kingdom
Release date: November 2008
Total duration: 3 minutes 22 seconds

Impromptu No 1 in A flat major, Op 29
composer
1837

Impromptu No 1 in A flat major Op 29  [3'22]  recorded 15 May 1928

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Angela Hewitt (piano)
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Simon Barere (piano)
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Grigory Ginzburg (piano)
Irene Scharrer (piano)
Raoul Pugno (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Impromptu in A flat major, Op 29 (1837), marked allegro assai, quasi presto, begins with bubbly triplets that, though brilliant, must sing and have direction. The lyrical middle section in F minor has a broad melody which becomes increasingly ornamented. The end is a stroke of genius: a cadential sequence of chords is interrupted by the returning triplets, and then becomes more and more fragmented until it finally comes to rest.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004


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