Improvisation for Writers Island

Fantasy Impromptu Op.66

Polish genius sits down to play
rippling music, joyful sound,
ideas translated, extempore:
attentive audience  spellbound.

Improvisation can produce serendipitous music or a discordant mish-mash. Whenever I tried it as a child, a voice from the kitchen would call out. “You’re just messing about.  Get on with your practice.” I always resented it, but, my name’s not Chopin, so perhaps she was right.


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6 Responses to Improvisation for Writers Island

  1. wayne says:

    micely done Viv…I played a bit of Chopin until about 10 yrs old….until I discovered hockey and sports…..thanks for sharing your words again


  2. Nice job! I was playing around with a Chopin fantasy haiku. But it never worked out.


  3. thehutts says:

    Fraser is better at improvisation than his practise! We have one interesting piece that has been written down and is played regularly. I will try and get a recording for you.


  4. Christine says:

    Love to watch hands play, lovely sounds.
    There is the parent that corrects from the kitchen and the ones who stop to record it. My 12 year old is no Chopin but my heart bursts and I stop everything to hear her interpretation of the piece she is practicing.


  5. Tilly Bud says:

    I guess it’s all in the ear of the beholder.


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