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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
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'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]
Track 6 on APR5625 [3'12]
Track 14 on APR7302 CD1 [3'22] 3CDs
Track 7 on APR5672 [4'23]
Track 14 on APR6010 CD1 [3'54] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 20 on APR5532 [3'06]
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 CDH55383 track 28
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-35708
Duration
4'21
Recording date
25 August 1993
Recording venue
Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA
Recording producer
Adam Abeshouse
Recording engineer
Adam Abeshouse
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: Preludes & Impromptus (CDH55383)
    Disc 1 Track 28
    Release date: January 2010
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  2. Chopin: The Complete Works (CDS44351/66)
    Disc 7 Track 8
    Release date: November 2008
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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