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Impromptu No 3 in G flat major, Op 51
composer
two version exist; final version is recorded by Garrick Ohlsson

Recordings
'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (CDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
Buy by post £20.00 CDA67371/2  2CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Chopin: Preludes & Impromptus' (CDH55383)
Chopin: Preludes & Impromptus
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55383  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
Buy by post £50.00 CDS44351/66  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Grigory Ginzburg – His early recordings – 2' (APR5672)
Grigory Ginzburg – His early recordings – 2
Buy by post £8.50 APR5672 
'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (SACDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
SACDA67371/2  2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted  
Details
Track 10 on CDA67371/2 CD2 [5'48] 2CDs
Track 30 on CDH55383 [5'54] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 10 on CDS44351/66 CD7 [5'54] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 9 on APR5672 [6'09]
Track 10 on SACDA67371/2 CD2 [5'48] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Impromptu No 3 in G flat major, Op 51
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Chopin’s favourite of these four pieces was the Impromptu in G flat major, Op 51 (1842). It begins rather like the first of the set with triplets in both hands, but is harmonically more adventurous. The ascending scale which appears initially in bar 9 makes our spirits soar. The middle section, however, is what makes this piece very special. The left hand must sing like a cello and capture something of the darkness of the key (E flat minor) while the right hand accentuates the restlessness beneath the surface.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Track-specific metadata
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Details for CDS44351/66 disc 7 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-35710
Duration
5'54
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 30
    Release date: January 2010
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  2. Chopin: The Complete Works (CDS44351/66)
    Disc 7 Track 10
    Release date: November 2008
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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