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Front cover photograph courtesy of Malcolm Binns.
Track(s) taken from APR6010
Recording details: December 1925
HMV, United Kingdom
Release date: September 2012
Total duration: 3 minutes 54 seconds

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

Impromptu No 1 in A flat major Op 29  [3'54]  recorded 23 December 1925

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Angela Hewitt (piano)
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Simon Barere (piano)
Simon Barere (piano)
Harold Bauer (piano)
Grigory Ginzburg (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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