Impromptu II

for Piano

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Mauricio Kagel's Impromptu II for piano dates from 1998 and was composed in Tanglewood. It continues a dialogue with the Austro-German musical literature that often provided impetus for Kagel's music. This is a newly-engraved edition, replacing the previously-available composer facsimile edition.

"The title is reminiscent of Schubert, the score, of Schumann. Kagel had already paid his respects to both these composers before, Schubert with the song opera Aus Deutschland, Schumann with the setting of his diaries in Mitternachtsstück. In Impromptu II, Kagel builds on the character of these predecessors; in a different musical language, but definitely in their spirit. Kagel said that when composing he always had “concrete sensations of emotional states in the back of his mind”, but every listener has to discover these for themselves. What Kagel likes about the Romantics is that the theme of a piece remains unspoken. “Is it autumn or lack of money?” Sometimes both."

Werner Klüppelholz

Additional Information

Item Number: EP12281
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 16
Duration: 7 Mins
Publication Date: 18/12/2020
Barcode: 9790014135416
ISMN: 9790014135416
Format: 232 x 303 mm
Instrumentation: Piano Solo
Language: German

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