Chopin: Waltzes Vittorio Forte
- Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849):
- 1Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 34 No. 1, B. 9405:07
- 2Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34 No. 2, B. 6405:58
- 3Waltz in F Major, Op. 34 No. 3, B. 11802:24
- 4Grande valse brillante, Op. 18, B. 6205:48
- 5Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 69 No. 1, B. 95 "Adieu"04:34
- 6Waltz in B Minor, Op. 69 No. 2, B. 3504:30
- 7Waltz in G-Flat Major, Op. 70 No. 1, B. 9202:12
- 8Waltz in F Minor, Op. 70 No. 2, B. 13803:18
- 9Waltz in D-Flat Major, Op. 70 No. 3, B. 4003:12
- 10Waltz No. 16 in A-Flat Major, B. 2101:35
- 11Waltz No. 17 in E-Flat Major, B. 4603:00
- 12Waltz No. 5 in A-Flat Major, Op. 42, B. 13104:07
- 13Waltz No. 15 in E Major, B. 4402:31
- 14Waltz No. 19 in A Minor, B. 15002:29
- 15Waltz No. 14 in E Minor, B. 5603:07
- 16Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 69 No. 1, B. 95 "Adieu" (Original Version)03:26
- 17Waltz in B Minor, Op. 69 No. 2, B. 35 (Original Version)04:33
- 18Waltz in G-Flat Major, Op. 70 No. 1, B. 92 (Original Version)01:58
- 19Waltzes, Op. 64, B. 164: No. 1 in D-Flat Major "Minute Waltz"02:02
- 20Waltzes, Op. 64, B. 164: No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor03:47
- 21Waltzes, Op. 64, B. 164: No. 3 in A-Flat Major03:12
- 22Cantabile in B-Flat Major, B. 8401:11
- 23Waltz No. 18 in E-Flat Major, B. 13301:43
Info for Chopin: Waltzes
The Waltzes are perhaps Chopin's lighter works, even though they remain distant from the world of dance-music written for the ball room. Just as his mazurkas, Chopin’s waltzes were not conceived for dancing. Chopin’s first waltz dates to 1824, when he was fourteen; the last he wrote was the last piece for solo piano he published, in 1847.
Although Chopin seems to have written many waltzes, in reality only eight were published during his lifetime (Opp. 18, 34, 42, 64); several others were lost, and some are still - sadly - in private hands. In this album the listener will find the alternative versions of the Waltzes Op. 69 and Op. 70 No. 2. The piece marked “Sostenuto,” in 3/4, can also be considered a waltz, despite its less complex development, and was included.
Italian pianist Vittorio Forte is a well-known name in France, where he has an active performance activity. His pianism is characterized by elegance, excellent control, and a marked virtuosic character. The recording, fully natural, took place using two pairs of Brüel & Kjær microphones.
Vittorio Forte, piano
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