Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu played on harp is just extraordinarily good

18 February 2019, 13:08

By Kyle Macdonald

Do you want your virtuoso piano music even more finger-blurringly awesome? Just substitute your keyboard for a harp.

The long, florid runs of Frédéric Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu are a challenge for any pianist, but they're no match for harpist Sasha Boldachev.

At a recital in Hong Kong in 2018, Sasha proved the piece works just as well on the strings of a harp as a piano.

The great Polish composer's Fantaisie-Impromptu was written in 1834 and published after the composer's death. It's one of the composer's best loved pieces and has a distinctive pattern of flowing semiquavers and cross-rhythms.

Russian harpist Sasha Boldachev also works as a composer, teacher and model. You can follow him for more on Facebook and YouTube.