Impromptu No. 1 (Chopin)

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Frédéric Chopin's Impromptu No. 1 in A major, Op. 29 was composed in 1837.[1]


The Impromptu is in ternary form (ABA), the middle being in the key of F minor.[2] A perpetuum mobile in triplets accompanies the piece.

In popular culture[edit]

In George du Maurier's novel Trilby, the title character, a singer who can perform only under the influence of hypnosis, performs the Impromptu in A major as a wordless vocalise to end her concerts.


  1. ^ Hinson, Maurice (2000). Guide to the pianist's repertoire. Indiana University Press. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-253-33646-0.
  2. ^ Huneker, James (1909). Chopin: the man and his music. New York: C. Scribner's Sons. pp. 238–239.

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