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Franz Schubert: Impromptus

The term Impromptu, fashionable for a short time in the first half of the 18th century, designates a free-form composition, for the most part highly organized, but retaining something of the sense of being the result of a sudden inspiration.
Schubert’s Impromptus are among the most famous examples of the genre, but the title Impromptu was not assigned to these pieces by the composer himself but by the Viennese publisher Haslinger.
The two sets D. 899 and D. 935 were both written in 1827. Three other unnamed piano compositions, D. 946, written a few months before the composer´s death in 1828, are alternatively referred to as Impromptus or Klavierstücke.

Sheet Music Downloads:

TitleKey Published Type Level
Impromptu Op. 90 No. 1C Minor 1827 Piece 8
Impromptu Op. 90 No. 2E-flat Major 1827 Piece 7
Impromptu Op. 90 No. 3G-flat Major - Piece 8
Impromptu Op. 90 No. 4A-flat Major 1827 Piece 7
Impromptu Op. 142 No. 1F Minor 1827 Piece 8+
Impromptu Op. 142 No. 2A-flat Major 1827 Piece 7
Impromptu Op. 142 No. 3B-flat Major 1827 Piece 8
Impromptu Op. 142 No. 4F Minor 1827 Piece 8+

Posts in the piano forum about Impromptus by Schubert:

xx Schubert Impromptus
February 13, 2016, 10:32:48 PM by chopinawesome

What is your favorite impromptu?
I like all of them of them but I like OP.142/1,Op.90/3, and Op.142/3 the best.

question Schubert's Impromptus
August 11, 2010, 11:28:05 AM by doryanne

I started taking piano lessons last year in March and I am quite happy with my progresses.
I like very much Schubert's Impromptus, especially Op. 90 nr. 3 and Op. 90 nr. 4 and listen to them often. They seem like very difficult pieces to me which require very good technique. Of course, after 1 year and a few months I don't master this technique, but do you think that I will a few years? Or are these pieces that only professionals can play?
Thank you!

xx Schubert - 4 Impromptus
May 27, 2009, 07:46:58 AM by storyseller

Hello everyone.

I had the idea to present 4 Schubert Impromptus as one big circle, and juxtapose them with 4 (more obscure) Scriabin Impromptus played in the same way. I think it worked out fine and had a very possitive feedback by the audience. Curently I'm expanding this concept as to form an impromtu only full program

I tried to capture the esence of Romanticism but puting side by side these two circles of pieces. The 4 Schubert mark the dawn of Romanticism.

op. 90 no. 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVUBT3-xENo&feature=channel_page
op. 142 no.2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbtMPNTrAxY&feature=channel
op. 142 no. 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhL0GUF45iI&feature=channel
op.90 no. 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpKfVazCaVw&feature=channel

Coments are welcome.

xx Next Schubert Piece
January 08, 2007, 07:45:41 PM by eric9

I recently mastered Schubert's Impromptu Opus 142, #2 and really loved it.  I've listened to his other Impromptus and am trying to decide which on to work on next.  The 142 #2, is probably the easiest, most approchable of them all (right?).  Which one would be a good next one to work on.  Thanks.

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