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Impromptu op. 29; Etude d'apres l'Impromptu la bémol majeur op. 29 de F. Chopin

for Piano

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  • Cat. no. 10910


In his standard book about the Romantic epoch, Alfred Einstein wrote that Chopin ''found imitators not only in Warsaw, but from the North to the South, from Oslo to Palermo, from the East to the West, from St. Petersburg to Paris''. This irresistible influence may be seen in the works of many distinguished composers of the second half of the nineteenth century and throughout the last century. One can find harmonic, textural, genre and spiritual inspirations in the works of Liszt, Wagner, Głazunow, Szymanowski, Górecki and others. Transcribing Chopin's output has proved extremely popular, with thousands of examples in existence. A separate, although less numerous category, involves more or less free paraphrases, which attempt simplification or development of the prototype. Some of them are interesting and successful, but others can be farcical and lacking in invention. With the series Famous Paraphrases, in which Chopin's original work is juxtapposed with its paraphrase, we wish to remind ourselves of this popular practice of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, recalling the works of those composers who succeeded at least to some extent in basking in the reflected light of the great Fryderyk's genius.

  • Series: Famous Paraphrases
  • ISMN 979-0-2740-0508-5
  • Language of edition: eng, pol
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Cover: softcover
  • No. of edition: 1
  • Published: 2008
  • Type: instrumental solo
  • Size: N4 vertical (235x305 mm)

16,00 EUR
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