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Schubert, Chopin, Fauré: Impromptus / Tomasz Lis, piano

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29
>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36
>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51
>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 1 in E flat major, Op. 25
>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 2 in F minor, Op. 31
>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 3 in A flat major, Op. 34
>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 4 in D flat major, Op. 91
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Franz Schubert, Frédérik Chopin, and Gabriel Fauré - these three names emblematically represent virtuoso piano music. Each of the three composers grappled intensively with the small, but not insignificant musical genre of the impromptu. The London-based, Polish pianist Tomasz Lis has also explored this delicate genre. On his album 'Impromtus: Schubert, Chopin, Fauré', he presents the most picturesque examples of the genre, musically uniting Romantic works of early nineteenth century with those of the fin de siècle. These highly demanding impromptus are characterised by a stunning, song-like pithiness, without becoming arbitrary or banal. In the hands of a world-class pianist, they awaken to a unique lightness, seeming exempt from the laws of gravity. Tomasz Lis also explores the pieces' dark, mysterious facets, which he highlights skilfully. Passionately performed by the young pianist, the twelve impromptus by Franz Schubert, Frédérik Chopin, and Gabriel Fauré seem like a dozen butterflies which constantly move between light and dark in their very own world. Franz Schubert, Frédérik Chopin, and Gabriel Fauré - three great composers, who all engaged with the small, song-like musical genre of the impromptu. The London-based, Polish pianist Tomasz Lis has now explored these impromptus, and his eponymous CD proves that even the most demanding piece can sound as if it were entirely exempt from the laws of gravity.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
The sound is particularly good; it was done in an abandoned radio studio in East Berlin - there's a good picture of it. It lets the piano sound expand, but it's not echoey. He studied in Poland and has been in London in recent years. The label is a sub-label of Rondeau of Leipzig and is distributed in the USA by Naxos.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Groáer Sendesaal of the Funkhaus Nalepastraáe, Berlin (04/11/2014-04/12/2014).



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
  • Performer: Tomasz Lis (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal of the Funkhaus Nalepastraáe, Berlin (04/11/2014-04/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Tomasz Lis (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal of the Funkhaus Nalepastraáe, Berlin (04/11/2014-04/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29
  • Performer: Tomasz Lis (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal of the Funkhaus Nalepastraáe, Berlin (04/11/2014-04/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36
  • Performer: Tomasz Lis (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal of the Funkhaus Nalepastraáe, Berlin (04/11/2014-04/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51
  • Performer: Tomasz Lis (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal of the Funkhaus Nalepastraáe, Berlin (04/11/2014-04/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842

>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 1 in E flat major, Op. 25
  • Performer: Tomasz Lis (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal of the Funkhaus Nalepastraáe, Berlin (04/11/2014-04/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 2 in F minor, Op. 31
  • Performer: Tomasz Lis (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal of the Funkhaus Nalepastraáe, Berlin (04/11/2014-04/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 3 in A flat major, Op. 34
  • Performer: Tomasz Lis (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal of the Funkhaus Nalepastraáe, Berlin (04/11/2014-04/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 4 in D flat major, Op. 91
  • Performer: Tomasz Lis (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal of the Funkhaus Nalepastraáe, Berlin (04/11/2014-04/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905