Project ‘Fantasie Impromptu’

We have recently acquired a digital piano, making  our little flat the official cultural epicenter of our complex. My lovely fiancé is somewhat of a piano savant and hearing the beautiful notes waft through the place creates a beautiful and romantic atmosphere. I, on the other hand am no piano savant, in fact the only thing that I can play is ‘Chop Sticks’. I do however ache to be able to play. So my dear man has taken it upon himself to teach me. My first request; Chopin’s ‘Fantasie Impromptu’.

Yes, I know that this is far too ambitious and that I will probably only be able to play this by the time I’m 50, if at all, but I am in love with this piece of music and so far I can play about 10 notes *happiness *

Just to give you a bit of context on the piece:

It was composed in 1834 (one of 4 impromptu’s composed) and was dedicated to Julian Fontana, who published the piece in 1855 in spite of Chopin’s request not to do so.  Chopin was very unhappy with the piece and never intended that it be published because he felt that it was too similar to Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’, there is something so tragic about Chopin’s self doubt and this tragic complexity is one of the many reasons that I love this piece of music.


About vocationalgirl

I am a strategic planner, neurotic wordsmith and art lover with a penchant for anything digital- my forte being digital marketing. I love that this field encompasses both creativity as well as a thorough understanding of data analytics- it is a true social science that bases company revenue on modeling client behavior in the online space, looking at means to optimize conversion and effectively modifying behavior. I am a perpetual executive student, and am currently in the midst of completing my MBA at the top rated business university in Africa (GIBS). My academic interests include: Increasing social mobility in emerging markets through technology. The ekphrasic relationship between abstract expressionist art and poetry. French feminist theory and its applications for women working in male gendered roles. Skills: Digital strategic planning Conversion optimization Web Analytics Digital media strategy Project management Writing and editing
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One Response to Project ‘Fantasie Impromptu’

  1. Bruno says:

    Do you also, perhaps, feel self doubt about your productions ? 🙂

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