10 Improvisations, FP 63 (Poulenc, Francis)

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Publisher. Info. Paris, Rouart, Lerolle & Cie., 1933. Plate R.L. 11,880.
Paris, Rouart, Lerolle & Cie., 1934. Plates R.L. 11,893, R.L. 11,918, R.L. 11,919, R.L. 11,924.
Reissue – Paris: Salabert, 1990.
Misc. Notes Improvisations nos.1–6 were published together in 1933, and 7–10 with individual plate numbers in 1934.
Scan includes fifteen improvisations from 1932 to 1959; see comments below. Reprint of eds. published 1933–1960.
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General Information

Work Title Improvisations, pour le piano
Alternative. Title
Composer Poulenc, Francis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. FP 63
Key Various
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 10 movements:
Ière Improvisation en si mineur. Presto ritmico (B minor, 1932)
IIème Improvisation en la bémol majeur. Assez animé (A major, 1932)
IIIème Improvisation en si mineur. Presto très sec (B minor, 1932)
IVème Improvisation en la bémol majeur. Presto con fuoco (A major, 1932)
Vème Improvisation en la mineur. Modéré mais sans lenteur (A minor, 1932)
VIème Improvisation en si bémol majeur. A toute vitesse (B major, 1932)
VIIème Improvisation en ut majeur. Modéré sans lenteur (C major, 1933)
VIIIème Improvisation en la mineur. Presto (très sec et ironique) (A minor, 1934)
IXème Improvisation en ré majeur. Presto possibile (très sec et très net) (D major, 1934)
Xème Improvisation en fa majeur, “Éloge des gammes”. Modéré, sans traîner (F major, 1934)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1932-34
First Publication. 1933 (Improvisations I–VI), 1934 (Improvisations VII–X)
Dedication Various
  1. à Madame Long de Marliave
  2. à Louis Duffey
  3. à Brigitte Manceaux
  4. à Claude Popelin
  5. à Georges Auric
  6. à Jacques Février
  7. à la Comtesse A. J. de Noailles
  8. à Nora Georges Auric
  9. à Thérèse Dorny
  10. à Jacques Lerolle
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation solo piano

Misc. Comments

Poulenc’s œuvre contains six more improvisations, an additional five of which are collected in Les Quinze Improvisations:

There is also the improvisation for solo piano composed as part of the collective work “Hommage à J.S. Bach”: