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Track(s) taken from APR6008

Waltz in D flat major 'Minute', Op 64 No 1

published in 1847; Waltz No 6

Michael Zadora (piano)
Recording details: January 1922
Polydor, Germany
Release date: November 2009
Total duration: 1 minutes 49 seconds

Cover artwork: Front cover photograph courtesy of Malcolm Binns.

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Stephen Hough (piano)
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Vladimir de Pachmann (piano)
Aleksander Michalowski (piano)
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'Few of the recordings can be a touch steely in places due to their rarity, but Mark Obert-Thorn ensures that Zadora’s tonal qualities are respected and this is accomplished work' (MusicWeb International)» More

'Zadora’s affinity for and commitment to this repertoire certainly cuts through the sonic grime. With so many reissues of reissues of reissues on the market, it’s heartening that APR continues to lavish considerable time and effort on 'virgin territory' (ClassicsToday.com)» More
The nickname is not Chopin’s—he loathed descriptive titles—but the moniker nonetheless conveys something important: the waltz unfolds as if it lasted only a minute. What the clock measures does not matter; we sense the birth and death of a musical world in a seeming instant. In this metaphorical minute, time bends: bars and beats stretch (Chopin’s famous rubato), the outer sections bustle by, the middle section sings. Chopin condenses the whole idea of the dance into a few brief moments.

from notes by Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011

Ce surnom n’est pas de Chopin—il détestait les titres descriptifs—mais il véhicule une idée importante: la valse s’éploie comme si elle ne durait qu’une minute. Peu importe ce que mesure l’horloge: en ce qui nous semble un instant, nous ressentons la naissance et la mort d’un monde musical. En cette minute métaphorique, le temps se tord: mesures et temps s’étirent (le fameux rubato chopinien), les sections extrêmes s’agitent, la section centrale chante. Toute l’idée de la danse, Chopin la condense en quelques brefs moments.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Der Spitzname stammt nicht von Chopin—er hasste beschreibende Titel—doch wird dadurch gleichwohl auf etwas Wichtiges hingewiesen: der Walzer entfaltet sich, als ob er eine Dauer von nur einer Minute hätte. Was die Uhr sagt, ist hier uninteressant; der Hörer spürt das Entstehen und Sterben einer musikalischen Welt in anscheinend einem Augenblick. In dieser metaphorischen Minute ist die Zeit gekrümmt: Takte und Schläge dehnen sich aus (Chopins berühmtes Rubato), die äußeren Teile eilen heran und der Mittelteil singt. Chopin komprimiert das gesamte Konzept eines Tanzes auf einige kurze Momente.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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