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Impromptu No 1 in A flat major, Op 29

composer
1837

Grigory Ginzburg (piano)
Recording details: January 1949
Moscow, Russia
Release date: May 2010
Total duration: 4 minutes 23 seconds
 
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Impromptu No 1 in A flat major Op 29  [4'23]  recorded circa 1949

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Angela Hewitt (piano)
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
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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

L’Impromptu en la bémol majeur, op.29 (1837), marqué allegro assai, quasi presto, s’ouvre sur de pétillants triolets qui, malgré leur éclat, doivent chanter et avoir une certaine direction. La section centrale lyrique, en fa mineur, nous offra une ample mélodie, de plus en plus ornée. Le tout s’achève sur un coup de génie: une séquence d’accords cadentielle est interrompue par le retour des triolets et ne cesse de se fragmenter jusqu’à finalement s’arrêter.

extrait des notes rédigées par Angela Hewitt © 2004
Français: Hypérion

Das Impromptu in As-Dur op. 29 (1837) ist mit Allegro assai, quasi Presto überschrieben und beginnt mit lebhaften Triolen, die zwar brillant sind, jedoch singen und eine gewisse Richtung haben müssen. Der lyrische Mittelteil in f-Moll hat eine breite Melodie, die immer mehr verziert wird. Der Schluss ist ein Geniestreich: eine kadenzartige Folge von Akkorden wird von den wiederkehrenden Triolen unterbrochen, so dass sie in zunehmend fragmentartiger Form erscheint und schließlich zur Ruhe kommt.

aus dem Begleittext von Angela Hewitt © 2004
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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