Perfecting accents in Chopin’s Impromptu?



Asked by: Jason Chancellor

What level is Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu?





In the RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto)) piano syllabus, Chopin’s Fantasy Impromptu is considered diploma-level.

How do you practice Fantaisie Impromptu?

I would use an a g-sharp. And do just that rhythm on one note while playing the left hand stuff in the notes that are in the piece C sharp G sharp C sharp. And back down good that's right exactly.

What genre is Fantaisie Impromptu?

Impromptus are usually written for a solo instrument, and the genre came about in the Romantic era in the early 1800s. Fantasies are very similar, but it’s an older genre (Mozart, Bach and others wrote Fantasies centuries before Chopin).

How do you play Fantaisie Impromptu on piano?

We did d sharp minor seven now we're gonna go to g so we're gonna go one two three four five g sharp seven we have this chord.

Why is fantasie-impromptu so difficult?





In this instance, one of the hardest things about the fantaisie-impromptu is the fact that it involves simple time in one hand, played against compound time in the other.

Is fantasie-impromptu difficult?

The book “Chopin: A graded practical guide” by Eleanor Bailie rates Fantasie Impromptu as Grade 8+, just below the Very Advanced rating. It is not horrendously difficult once you conquer the polyrhythms. There is a slow “moderato cantabile” middle section which is quite easy.

Is Fantaisie Impromptu or Moonlight Sonata harder?

Absolutely the easiest. The hardest is third movement.

What polyrhythm is Fantasie Impromptu?

A “Polyrythm”is the use of two different rythms playing together, and the Fantasie Impromptu also has a Polyrythm. The right hand plays semiquavers, while the left hand plays triplets. This piece is quite similar to both his Etude Op.

How fast should Fantasie Impromptu be played?

66 is played at 85 Beats Per Minute (Andante), or 21 Measures/Bars Per Minute.



Is La Campanella harder than Fantasie Impromptu?

La Campanella is extremely difficult. Much more difficult than Fantasie Impromptu.

Is Fantasie Impromptu harder than winter wind?

Fantaisie impromptu is infinitely easier. Winter wind isn’t quite as difficult as it first sounds… but its still extremely advanced. The impromptu is much more manageable.

What is the hardest Chopin piece?

25, No. 6, in G-sharp minor, is a technical study composed by Frédéric Chopin focusing on thirds, trilling them at a high speed. Also called the Double Thirds Étude, it is considered one of the hardest of Chopin’s 24 Études, ranking the highest level of difficulty according to the Henle difficulty rankings.



How hard is La Campanella?

‘La Campanella’, which translates as ‘little bell’, comes from a larger work – the Grandes études de Paganini – and is famous for being one of the most difficult pieces ever written for piano. The piece’s technical demands include enormous jumps for the right hand played at an uncomfortably speedy tempo.

What is the hardest piano piece ever?

Ravel’s Scarbo is considered one of the most fearsome virtuoso works in the piano repertoire. The composer is said to have written the piece in 1908 in a conscious attempt to out-difficult Balakirev’s Islamey – then considered the hardest piece ever written for the keyboard.

What is the hardest Liszt piece?

Liszt was a prolific composer, and many of his pieces are considered quite challenging. However, La Campanella is regarded as his most complex and difficult piece.

How difficult is Clair de Lune piano?

It has been used in film and video games. I think most pianists discover Clair de Lune at some point because it’s not a very difficult piece to play, although it’s a difficult piece to play well. It was as a young pianist that I discovered it. It’s got all the things that you enjoy as a pianist.



What grade would Clair de lune be?

I don’t think pieces like clair de lune can be classified into grades but I do feel that in order to play the piece perfectly you should be used to grade 7 standard atleast.

What level is Fur Elise?

It’s a grade 5 piece and students usually take 1-2 years to get there. Although you can most certainly play grade 5 pieces before you get there, it’ll just be much more work than necessary.