Impromptu No. 2 (Chopin)

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Frédéric Chopin's Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp major, Op. 36 was composed in 1839 and published in the following year.


The Impromptu begins with a nocturne-esque chord. The piece is in the less commonly used key of F-sharp major, which is used in very few major compositions in the Romantic era, such as Ludwig van Beethoven's A Thérèse sonata and Chopin's famous Barcarolle.


Huneker, James (1909). Chopin: the man and his music. New York: C. Scribner's Sons. pp. 239–240. 

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