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Fantasie in g minor, Op. 77  Play

Inna Faliks Piano

Recorded on 05/20/2008, uploaded on 01/12/2009

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Fantasie in g minor, Op. 77          Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven's Fantasie opus 77, from 1809, is something that Beethoven may have simply improvised at the piano. A superb pianist, he frequently improvised at the piano for his audiences; this was a highly prized and very necessary skill for a performer. This piece isn't Beethoven the musical architect but rather Beethoven the humorous, light hearted virtuoso. The piece is full of wild contrasts and drama, from sudden passages in unexpected keys to lovely, mellow tunes, to uplifting harmonic progressions, and, finally, a very goofy ending.

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