Frédéric Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor
(Opus 66), is a solo piano composition and one of his
best-known pieces. It was composed in 1834 and
dedicated to Julian Fontana, who published the piece in
spite of Chopin's request not to do so.
In the original pioan version, the piece uses many
cross-rhythms (the right hand plays sixteenth notes
against the left hand playing triplets) and a
ceaselessly moving note figuration and is in cut time
(2/2). It concludes in an ambiguous fantasy-like
ending, in a quiet and mysterious way, playing the
first few notes of the moderato section theme, while
continuing with the sixteenth notes (semiquavers). The
piece resolves and gently ends on a C-sharp major
Although originally composed for solo Piano, I adapted
his work for flute and Concert (Pedal) Harp.