Frédéric Chopin’s Impromptu No. 1 in A ♭ major, Op. 29 was composed in 1837.
The Impromptu is in ternary form (ABA), the middle being in the key of F minor. A perpetuum mobile in triplets accompanies the piece.
The term Impromptu has little technical meaning. Generally a composition for piano (or, occasionally, another solo instrument) that recommends improvisation, it is frequently thought of as a work arising from abrupt motivation. Schubert made up 8 impromptus in 1827. Of these, only one sounds improvisational, the others are highly organized, and one is a set of variations. Schumann’s impromptus, Op. 5 and Op. 124/9, are also in the form of variations, as is a later piece by Balakirev. Like Schubert’s, Chopin’s 4 famous Impromptus remain in ternary kind (ABA). Resemblances between the 4 works have led some authors to suggest that Chopin thought of the four as a “set” in which each succeeding impromptu is derived, in an improvisatory fashion, from the previous one.
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Chopin made up the Impromptu in A flat major, Op. 29, in 1837, not long after he initially satisfied Aurore Dudevant (George Sand). The piece was first printed the same year in Paris. Although Op. 29 was the very first impromptu Chopin released, it was the second he made up, and it reveals a clear ternary kind without the lengthy codas heard in his later ones. Nevertheless, Chopin does employ a fantastic amount of variation within the areas of the work, particularly in the B area.
|Name Translations:||Impromptu n.º 1 (Chopin); Impromptu no. 1 in A-flat major, op. 29; 即興曲第1番 (ショパン); Impromptu op. 29 (Chopin); Improvviso n. 1 op. 29; Impromptu núm. 1|
|I-Catalogue Number:||IFC 31|
|Year/Date of Composition:||1837|
|Dedication:||A Mlle. la Comtesse de Lobau|