Nov 202006

Origin/Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Year: 1834

It’s been a while since the last classical SOTW, so this week, I present the glorious Fantaisie-Impromptu by Chopin, his 66th opus. I first learned about this piece when I was in 11th grade Advanced English: Classics when we read Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening.” In the book, she describes a piano impromptu by Chopin that was extremely emotional stirring. I did some research on the piece and compared it to all four of Chopin’s impromptus and decided it most closely resembles this one. It is one of my favorite piano pieces currently. The four on three rhythm in the beginning to the amazing prestissimo tempo to the beautiful middle section will blow you away.

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