Shai Wosner: Impromptu | Onyx ONYX4172

Shai Wosner: Impromptu


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Label: Onyx

Cat No: ONYX4172

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 28th April 2017



After his wonderfully quirky and highly praised Haydn and Ligeti album, Shai Wosner returns to solo piano repertoire for his next project. As always with this artist, there is something very different on offer - Impromptus by Chopin, Dvořák, Liszt, Gershwin, and Schubert rub shoulders with Beethoven's Fantasy op.77 - the nearest thing we have to a Beethoven 'improvisation'. The composer did indeed improvise this work at a private house performance, then went home and wrote it down from memory! Ives's Improvisations 1 & 3 round off an eclectic programme.

"There is a rush that comes with losing yourself in an improvisation - the liberating feeling you get when that thing you are making up on the spot seems to take on a life of its own while you are just tagging along (there is also the thrill in the risk that whole thing might fall flat at any moment). I have loved it ever since" - Shai Wosner

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