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Schubert: Impromptu Op. 90 No. 2 in E-flat Major

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Franz Schubert - Impromptus :
Impromptu, Op. 90 No. 2
Impromptu Op. 90 No. 2  in E-flat Major by Schubert piano sheet music
Key: E-flat Major Year: 1827
Level: 7 Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (643 kB)
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xx (AjLongsPiano) Schubert - Impromptu Op.90 No.2 (WIP)
June 19, 2016, 02:27:02 AM by ajlongspiano

Dear Piano Street,

   I hope you have all been well. I haven't been here in awhile, but I thought I'd share something with you all that I've been working on for the past couple of weeks. I'm committing to learning Schubert's Op.90 by September. It's a wonderful set of music that I'll be able to play everywhere my whole life. Here's a very rough take of Op.90 No.2. Hope you all enjoy! Looking forward to hearing back from you. Be sure to let me know how you've all been, and what you're working on.



xx struggling with Schubert impromptu op 90 n 2
May 09, 2011, 12:38:50 PM by costicina

Hi everybody!
Schubert’s Impromptu op 90 n 2 is the last piece my 11 yo daughter is trying to learn under my guidance (but I’m not a qualified teacher).  Since she started  her piano lessons about two years ago, it was perhaps  a bad choice. I’m afraid this piece is too challenging for her limited skills (and too lengthy:  staying  focussed is a big problem for her).  But probably, we  are just practicing  it in the wrong way…So, please, we badly need your help here!!!
 This video (if you have the patience and the time to watch it), could give you a better idea of the technical/musical problems my daughter is struggling with.  Any suggestion, advice, warning you’ll be so kind to give us will be most appreciated. 
Many thanks in advance

xx Schubert impromptu no. 2, Op. 90: HOW THE HELL DO I MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL!?
November 27, 2010, 03:43:24 PM by thirtysecondthnote

You see, I have no problem whatsoever with making the music flow, although it just does not sound quite right.

Any advice on how to shape the melody? I've listened to zimmerman's recording on YouTube, although it's hard for me to tell how he shapes the melody so beautifully.

Any advice? Particularly on the shaping and phrasing of the bars?


George E. Chan

xx Schubert Impromptu in E flat major Op. 90 No. 2
July 24, 2009, 06:20:34 PM by thekrafty1tar

Any constructive criticism and/or comments would be appreciated!


xx Schubert Impromptu Op.90 No.2 - Difficulty
February 27, 2009, 02:53:58 PM by frank_48

how hard would this piece be out of 10 do you think?

i want to start it, it doesnt seem that hard, i am looking for a big performance piece that will take a long time to learn, you know something huge.

i dont know if im emphasising the word 'huge' properly.

i want it to be long, 4+ minuets is nice, and something that takes time and effort to achieve perfection. nothing like a liszt etude though. Shocked

something managable for a student in his second year of learning.

Latley its just been clementi/burgmuller and other grade 3-4 pieces. which isnt that bad, i mean its good for progress and all that but i want to feel challenged, but not to the point of total frustration if you know what i mean.

perhaps someone can recommend other pieces with that criteria?

not Chopin/Bach/Beethoven though, i have that sorted on when i will play those pieces.

xx schubert impromptu op.90 no.2
October 30, 2007, 09:07:11 AM by yoghurtraspz

 Smiley i think the fingering of this piece is very difficult - do we need to play with pedal for almost the entire piece ?

smiley Schubert Impromptu: Op90n2
April 15, 2007, 04:54:52 AM by piano121

Hi folks. It has been a while since my last post. I got some problems whith my recording gear. Finaly got it fixed.

About the piece, As some felow pianists posted their versions of op90 n2, and other impromptus as well. I felt compeled to post mine to. I m very fond of this piece, I have listened to it for the fisrt time, several years ago, and didn´t give it much atention. Along with  other Schubert stuff. Then years latter I started to listen to Schubert again, and started liking it more and more. then Schubert sort of grew on me, as I listened carefully to his music and tried to understand it . No doubt he is amongst the best.

In this recording I tried to manifest what I feel about Schubert´s music generaly, of course, based on my knowledge at this moment. I just rec. it a few hours ago. I have been studing it for a while, several months. It still has lot´s of things I would like to polish, and make it better, but thats how I can deal with this piece at this moment. It was pretty dificult to handle it, I think maibe it would be easier if I started it a little latter, maibe it was i little bit above my level when i first started studying it.  Tongue Somehow I worked my way to its completion.

I´m working on beethoven´s op2n1, It´s been much more confortable to hadle it. (I now, you must say... wait till the 4th mov.)

Coments apreciated. Grin

xx Schubert-Opus 90 no.2
March 28, 2007, 08:22:05 PM by inicolae

I am back with my new performance.Iam waiting for your comments and advices.Thanks.
My link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZK7sv_24b0

xx Schubert- Impromptu Op.90 No.2
December 04, 2006, 08:07:15 AM by faj

I tried to record this piece without any mistake before post it here, but I couldn't  Angry
Any constructive advice/ comment are welcome. 


xx Difficulty of these pieces..
October 23, 2006, 10:12:27 PM by mmro

Could someone tell me  the order of these pieces from the easiest to the hardest?

Chopin Poloanaise Op 26 No 1
Beethoven Sonata Op 10 No 1
Mozart Sonata K332
Schubert Impromptu Op 90 No 2
Chopin Fantasie Impromptu


xx Schubert Impromptu Op.90 No.2 Story
May 05, 2006, 11:24:10 PM by xhunterjx

Does anyone know the story behind this piece?  Such as what was going on during Schuberts life at that time, or mebbe what it might be about?

xx Schubert - Impromptu in E-Flat Major (op.90 no.2)
January 19, 2006, 09:44:34 AM by nicko124

I've just started this piece and would appreciate advice regarding it.

I am not too worried about most of this piece because I have already tried sections out and it's not that bad at all.

However the second section of the piece worries me a little (bars 25-50). The right hand part for these bars just seems awkward to me, it doesen't seem to lie under the hand that well. I can imagine it being difficult to play at top speed because so far I have only gone through it slow.

Can anyone help??

xx Chopin Studies and Schubert Impromptu
October 05, 2005, 04:54:31 PM by mr89

Hi! I'm an italian piano student, I'm 16 years old and I'm new here!  Smiley
My English is quite horrible, so excuse me!  Embarrassed
I would like to post some recordings by me! There are three studies op.10 by Chopin and the Impromptu op.90 n.2 in e flat by Schubert!
I hope you like it (the quality is quite low, I'm sorry!)  Smiley

xx Schubert- Impromptu op. 90 no. 2 E flat -major
February 03, 2003, 06:20:18 PM by 10Fingers


I'm playing this Schubert Impromptu at the  moment, but I don't exactly know in which tempo I should play it. I heard it in very different tempi, ranging from 160 ( a quarter note) up to 190. My technique is all right, it's no prolem to play it fast, but how would it sound best?


xx Schubert Impromptu Op.90 Nr.2
April 08, 2002, 10:08:31 PM by Diabolos

Hi all.

Though I already played Schuberts Impromptus Op. 90 Nr.3+4, I found myself having problems with the interpreting of Nr.2.

I'm wondering, since Nr.3 and 4 can be thought of as a dialogue between the human being and destiny, what this Impromptu is all about.

To me it seems to be of 'rising action' - some serious amazement in the first part, but rising anger in the middle..

Telling me how you feel about that piece might be very helpful - so thanks a lot!  Cool

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