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

Recordings
'Simon Barere – His celebrated live recordings at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 3 – 11 November 1947' (APR5623)
Simon Barere – His celebrated live recordings at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 3 – 11 November 1947
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'Simon Barere – His celebrated live recordings at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 5 – Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 & appendices' (APR5625)
Simon Barere – His celebrated live recordings at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 5 – Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 & appendices
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'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (CDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
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'Chopin: Preludes & Impromptus' (CDH55383)
Chopin: Preludes & Impromptus
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'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
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'Grigory Ginzburg – His early recordings – 2' (APR5672)
Grigory Ginzburg – His early recordings – 2
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'Harold Bauer – The complete recordings' (APR7302)
Harold Bauer – The complete recordings
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'Irene Scharrer – The complete electric and selected acoustic recordings' (APR6010)
Irene Scharrer – The complete electric and selected acoustic recordings
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'The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 2 – Alfred Grünfeld, Raoul Pugno & Natalia Janotha' (APR5532)
The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 2 – Alfred Grünfeld, Raoul Pugno & Natalia Janotha
APR5532  Download only  
'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (SACDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
SACDA67371/2  2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted  
Details
Track 8 on CDA67371/2 CD2 [4'19] 2CDs
Track 28 on CDH55383 [4'21] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 8 on CDS44351/66 CD7 [4'21] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 11 on APR5623 [3'14] Download only
Track 6 on APR5625 [3'12] Download only
Track 14 on APR7302 CD1 [3'22] 3CDs Download only
Track 7 on APR5672 [4'23] Download only
Track 14 on APR6010 CD1 [3'54] 2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 20 on APR5532 [3'06] Download only
Track 8 on SACDA67371/2 CD2 [4'19] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Impromptu No 1 in A flat major, Op 29
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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

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Details for SACDA67371/2 disc 2 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-37208
Duration
4'19
Recording date
20 November 2003
Recording venue
Reitstadel, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Recording producer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Recording engineer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus (CDA67371/2)
    Disc 2 Track 8
    Release date: November 2004
    2CDs
  2. Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus (SACDA67371/2)
    Disc 2 Track 8
    Release date: November 2004
    Deletion date: March 2009
    2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted
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