'Artur Rubinstein'에 해당되는 글 2건

  1. 2015.10.08 Nocturne in D♭ major, Op. 27/2
  2. 2015.03.10 Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor, Op. posth. 66

Nocturne in D♭ major, Op. 27/2

Composition of the Day 2015.10.08 09:00



A piece either played slower than Chopin's tempo or faster than the perceived norm with idiosyncrasies. Hearing it over and over in this year's Chopin Competition.

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Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor, Op. posth. 66

Composition of the Day 2015.03.10 09:00


Composed by Chopin in 1834 and published posthumously by Julian Fontana in 1855. Chopin had instructed that none of his unpublished manuscripts should be published and it is unknown why he did not publish this work while he was alive.

The mystery may have been solved in 1960 when pianist Artur Rubinstein acquired the "Album of the Baroness d'Este" which had been sold at auction in Paris. The album contained a manuscript of the "Fantaisie-Impromptu" in Chopin's own hand, dated 1835, stating on the title page in French: "Composed for the Baroness d'Este by Frédéric Chopin." Rubinstein surmised that the words "composed for" in place of a "dedicated to" implies that Chopin received a paid commission for the work, so he had actually sold it to the baroness.

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