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  • n. Plural form of impromptu.


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  • I suspect a good many "impromptus" could tell just such a story as the above.

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  • The telegraph is good for that, if not for anything else: it facilitates 'impromptus'. "

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  • His Jewishness is long marinated in Schubert impromptus and described as intellectually "ritzy".

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  • It is Schubert, a really great melody there, one of his impromptus, and it's played by Imogen Cooper, a British pianist.

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  • But as with so much Schubert – you could choose from the lieder, the piano sonatas, the exquisite impromptus – it's the song-like tenderness of the music, and the way it breaks out into turbulence, that brings the anguish on.

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  • First came the four late impromptus of D. 935, published posthumously, spinning their themes into long graceful chains of notes looping across the keyboard like Italian opera arias.

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  • Many times these are impromptus, non-planned discussions and activities.

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  • My taste might be more vanilla than you're looking for, but I often study listening to Chopin's nocturnes, Schubert's impromptus, and Vanessa-Mae's classical work.

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  • The second half was all Chopin: the impromptus, the two Op.62 Nocturnes and the Polonaise-Fantasie; the G flat impromptu, taken about half the speed most people take it, had a tenderness and profundity that could stop hearts and the B major nocturne glowed from within, filled with deep, unimaginable colours.

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  • Now there were poems and impromptus for them both; for no people are so fierce as ours when our betrayed love becomes hate.



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