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    Waltz in f minor - Chopin (1810-1849)

    Not played as often as some of the other waltzes, but a beautiful work nonetheless.
    This is in f minor, from op.70
    Authorized Steinway in Classic mode.
    This is a straight-through "live" performance, no edits.



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    Re: Waltz in f minor - Chopin (1810-1849)

    Masterful!!
    Lovingly reproduced, it has warm acoustic sound, intimate and confiding.
    There is a Chopin piece for piano and orchestra called "Krakoviak" or similar spelling, I never had the music but could play the themes on the piano by ear.
    Wonderful playing and render Eugene!
    Thanks again for sharing!

    Best regards,
    sd cisco

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    Re: Waltz in f minor - Chopin (1810-1849)

    Many thanks Sd Cisco for your favourable feedback and comments on the waltz, which are appreciated.
    I know the Krakowiak piece, although not very well. There is a similar piece for piano and orchestra, the "Grand Fantasy on Polish Airs" op. 13, which I am more famiiar with, and which also features attractive Polish airs.
    I really love everything he wrote - an amazing composer!

    Eugene

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    Re: Waltz in f minor - Chopin (1810-1849)

    Yes, I know the piece to which you refer, I think it was on the flip side of the LP! There is nothing from his hands, which does not ring true!
    s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene View Post
    This is a straight-through "live" performance, no edits.
    A beautiful interpretation Eugene, thank you for posting. You clearly connect with your music, a rare and valuable gift always to be treasured.
    True, this is not one of Chopin’s better known waltzes, but nevertheless is a masterful and lyrical one and difficult to execute well.
    I see you are from Dublin; did you happen to watch the Culture Show on BBC 2 last night? Artur Pizarro was interviewed about his up and coming set of concerts in which he will be playing ALL of Chopin’s piano works in chronological order.
    If you are interested, but missed the interview, you can watch it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...10_Episode_24/
    The interview starts about 40 minutes into the programme; he also performs the "Minute Waltz" right at the end.
    Kind regards
    Alan T

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    Re: Waltz in f minor - Chopin (1810-1849)

    Hello Alan,
    Many thanks for your comments - much appreciated.
    Although it's one of the easier waltzes, it is, as you say, not too easy to play well. A gem nevertheless.
    Alas the BBC video link only works in the U.K., so I can't watch it on line from Ireland.
    I admire Pizarro, and remember following his progress in the Leeds piano competition some years ago, where he came 1st. I saw him play "I got rhythm" variations by Gershwin on a subsequent visit to Dublin.
    I have his recording of the complete Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies.
    It will be interesting to hear him play Chopin, which I presume will be available on Radio 3 (?).
    Regards
    Eugene

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    Re: Waltz in f minor - Chopin (1810-1849)

    Hi Eugene,

    Lovely! Simply, beautiful, beautiful music that you have brought to life.

    I really enjoyed the listen ... what a nice performance!

    Regards,

    Frank

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    Re: Waltz in f minor - Chopin (1810-1849)

    Thanks Frank for your appreciation,
    Eugene

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    Re: Waltz in f minor - Chopin (1810-1849)

    Eugene:

    Very well played and rendered. Difficult to tell the difference between
    Garritan's Steinway D and a real one. Just a magnificent product Eugene.


    BRAVO
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    Jack
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    Re: Waltz in f minor - Chopin (1810-1849)

    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene View Post
    Alas the BBC video link only works in the U.K., so I can't watch it on line from Ireland.
    Ah, I thought that might happen
    Anyway, I’ve done some quick checking: The recitals are at St. John’s Smith Square in London. The first one was on Tuesday 9 February and Pizarro played works from the period 1817-1829. The next one is on Tuesday 23 February and will cover the period 1827-1834.
    Here’s the link if you want more information on the remaining recitals: http://www.sjss.org.uk/pages/Diary/content_page1_4.htm
    Kind regards
    Alan T

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