Cyprien Katsaris - "Fantaisie-Impromptu" N.º4 in C Sharp Minor, Op.66 _____Cyprien katsaris Plays Chopin Fantaisie-impromptu Op. 66, recorded in Apr 1992, by Japanese TV. ———Cyprien Katsaris (born 5 May 1951) is a French-Cypriot virtuoso pianist, teacher and composer. Amongst his teachers were Monique de la Bruchollerie, a student of Emil von Sauer, who had been a pupil of Franz Liszt. Katsaris was the first musician to record the complete Liszt transcriptions of Beethoven's nine symphonies – reissued by Warner Classics in 2006 – the transcriptions are among the greatest, and most technically demanding in the pianistic repertoire. He has also recorded the music of Mozart, Chopin, Grieg, and other composers, including the rare piano version of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with Brigitte Fassbaender and Thomas Moser." _____Frédéric Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu in C Sharp minor Op. posth. 66 is a solo piano composition. It was composed in 1834 and published posthumously in 1855 despite Chopin's instruction that none of his unpublished manuscripts be published. The Fantaisie-Impromptu is one of Chopin's most frequently performed and popular compositions. … The melody of the Fantaisie-Impromptu's middle section was used in the popular Vaudeville song "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows". That theme was quoted in Variation 10 of Federico Mompou's Variations on a Theme of Chopin, which is otherwise based on Chopin's Prelude No. 7 in A major. George Crumb's Makrokosmos, Volume 1: 11. Dream Images (Love-Death Music) (Gemini) includes three quotations from the Fantaisie-Impromptu's middle section."