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Impromptu No 1 in A flat major, Op 29


When Chopin returned to composing impromptus, he circulated them more conventionally through publication. Two of these published impromptus hew closely to the model established by Op 66. Indeed, the Impromptu in A flat major, Op 29, and the Impromptu in G flat major, Op 51, resemble each other closely enough that we may suppose Chopin modelled the later piece on the earlier one: the decorative shapes and animated rhythmic profiles of each principal theme, and conventionally song-like melodies of their central sections all seem cut from the same cloth.

from notes by Jeffrey Kallberg © 2019

Lorsque Chopin recommença à composer des impromptus, il les diffusa de manière plus conventionnelle en les publiant. Deux de ces impromptus publiés se rapprochent tout à fait du modèle établi par l’op.66. En effet, l’Impromptu en la bémol majeur, op.29, et l’Impromptu en sol bémol majeur, op.51, se ressemblent assez pour que l’on puisse supposer que Chopin modela ce dernier sur le premier: les formes décoratives et les profils rythmiques animés de chaque thème principal, comme les mélodies conventionnellement chantantes de leurs sections centrales semblent faits de la même étoffe.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeffrey Kallberg © 2019
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Als Chopin später zum Komponieren von Impromptus zurückkehrte, verbreitete er sie in konventionellerer Weise, indem er sie veröffentlichte. Zwei dieser publizierten Impromptus orientieren sich stark an dem Vorbild von op. 66. Das Impromptu As-Dur, op. 29, und das Impromptu Ges-Dur, op. 51, ähneln einander sogar so sehr, dass man annehmen darf, dass Chopin das spätere Stück dem früheren nachempfand—die verzierten Konturen und lebhaften rhythmischen Profile der jeweiligen Hauptthemen und die konventionellen liedartigen Melodien der Mittelteile scheinen alle aus demselben Holz geschnitzt zu sein.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeffrey Kallberg © 2019
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


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Chopin: Impromptus, waltzes & mazurkas
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Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
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Chopin: Preludes & Impromptus
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Track 1 on HYP201910B [4'12] Download-only sampler
Track 8 on CDA67371/2 CD2 [4'19] 2CDs
Track 28 on CDH55383 [4'21]
Track 8 on CDS44351/66 CD7 [4'21] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 6 on CDA68273 [4'12]
Track 8 on SACDA67371/2 CD2 [4'19] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

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