Frédéric Chopin

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor

Op. 66, B. 87 • “Mme d'Este”

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Chopin wrote four impromptus -- a French word suggesting improvisation -- but affixed the word "fantaisie" (fantasy) only to the last one, perhaps implying a clearer form for the first three and a more rhapsodic nature for the last. In fact, though, it's in a fairly straightforward ABA pattern, with an unexpected twist... read more