The most popular composer among Piano Street’s members is Frédéric Chopin. As a holiday gift to our members and the piano playing world, we have prepared piano scores of two of his masterpieces, in two different editions each.
Do you know which compositions Chopin selected for his own funeral?
Along with Mozart’s Requiem this short but remarkable composition is one of them. With this piece, let us introduce our new concept intended for the beginner/intermediate pianists: the “Piano Street Instructive Edition” (PSI). To be used as a compliment to the clean Urtext version the PSI guides you through the composition with practice tips, performance suggestions and clarifications.
Sweeping brilliance, saved from the fire
Among this year’s many notable events and advancements for Piano Street, one is the publication of a new edition and an article about Fantaisie-Impromptu in the Chopin Foundation of the United States’ most recent journal.
Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu is a technically difficult but also very fun piece to play, and it’s easy to see why it’s among Chopin’s most famous and popular works. It has an interesting story based on the fact that Chopin did not want the piece published at all. Early next year we will publish an article and video here on the blog, explaining the difference of the two main characters in this story, the “Autograph version” and the “Fontana version”.
But for now, stay sharp during the holidays by using your analytical skills to examine them yourself or simply enjoy playing the new, rather different Autograph version of Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu.
For detailed information about the different versions, see this page.
Hear the Autograph version of Chopin’s Fantaisie Impromptu performed by Piano Street’s editor David Wärn:
Please share your findings about the different versions of Fantaisie-Impromptu or let us know what you think about the new Piano Street Instructive Edition concept by posting a comment.
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P.S. As another holiday surprise for all members we have now activated a new feature in your account!