[Smt-talk] Pieces with improvisatory openings

Eliot Handelman eliot at colba.net
Sun Oct 23 13:18:36 PDT 2011

> On Oct 21, 2011, at 12:31 PM, Mitch Ohriner <mohriner at gmail.com 
> <mailto:mohriner at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> the class of pieces that begin with short, improvisatory passages 
>> that precede more temporally patterned movements proper. [...]
>> A paragon of what I’m looking for would be Chopin’s G-minor Ballade, 
>> Op. 23.
out of curiosity, what are the features of the opening of this piece 
that makes it seem improvisatory to you?


-- eliot
Eliot Handelman
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