Includes Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op. 29; Impromptu in F-sharp Major, Op. 36; and Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op. 51. The central section of each is characterized by the cessation of movement and effusive lyricism. The opening and closing sections, though full of movement,
weave long-breathed arabesques with tranquility.
The Preludes of Op. 28 include all 24 major and minor tonalities arranged in a circle of fifths, with each major key being followed by its relative minor. Contrary to custom of using this type of piece as didactic material, Chopin's cycle was intended as concert music.
showing virtuoso bravura. (Note that the Rondo in C Major for 2 pianos is not included here, but published separately in 00132310.) The National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin Published by PWM Exclusively Distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation Co-Editors Jan Ekier and Pawel Kaminski The objective of the National Edition is to present Chopin's complete output in its authentic form, based on the entire body of available sources. Sources were analyzed with up-to-date scientific and musicol