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Impromptu, S191ii

composer
1872

 
The Impromptu, has a second version, curiously entitled Nocturne, but the changes are slight, and, frankly, do not improve upon the original score which is recorded here. One of a number of isolated pieces which Liszt composed for his friend, the Baroness von Meyendorff, the Impromptu stands on the threshold of the extraordinary avant-garde world of Liszt’s final years, and, although the piece is cast in F sharp, there is a colourful ambiguity in some of the harmonic movement.

from notes by Leslie Howard 1988

Recordings

Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 2 – Ballades, Legends & Polonaises
CDA66301
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
CDS44501/9899CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Liszt: Piano Music
LISZT12CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Details

Track 6 on CDA66301 [2'59]
Track 6 on CDS44501/98 CD12 [2'59] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 8 on LISZT1 CD2 [2'59] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler Deleted

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