by Goldberg » 24 Feb 2005, 14:16
I know this thread is for the Fantasie Impromptu (I really can't figure out why it's in its own little sticky thread...), but I thought I'd poke in and submit that my favourite impromptu is the Gb major one, which may be the least recognised one in the set (or not?). It's not exactly tops on my "favourite" lists, for sure, except when compared to the other impromptus. The Gb major one just seems to exhibt Chopin at one of his most characteristic moments, or at least in my mind, with him improvising almost entirely for himself, creating a serene backdrop against which he can test new ideas in his mind and sort himself out; it seems to me to be a very introverted little piece.
Anyone else care for this one? I actually don't mind the FI that much, but that's because I only hear it about three times a year on average...come to think of it, I never really obsessed over the piece either; on the CD I had originally with all the "best of" Chopin pieces (my early CD collection was hilarious), the pieces I most often listened to were the Heroic Polonaise, Revolutionary Etude, and Cello Polonaise...annnd, I've pretty much exhausted myself of those pieces, save the first one, which is "coming back" now...
Annnnyway, off topic. What does everyone think of the Gb major impromptu?
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