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Track(s) taken from CDS44351/66

Sostenuto in E flat major 'Waltz', KKIVb/10

composer
written into the autograph album of Émile Gaillard on 20 July 1840

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Recording details: November 1995
Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA
Produced by Adam Abeshouse
Engineered by Adam Abeshouse
Release date: November 2008
Total duration: 2 minutes 18 seconds

Cover artwork: Frédéric Chopin in concert at the Hotel Lambert, Paris (1840) by Antar Teofil Kwiatowski (1809-1891)
Bibliothèque Polonaise, Paris / Archives Charmet / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Stephen Hough (piano)

Reviews

'Hyperion's big deal … Ohlsson is a powerful and committed player, and is afforded very good sound by the engineers … this is almost certainly how these pieces were played in Chopin's time' (The Mail on Sunday)

'This is an oustanding achievement, which any genuine Chopin lover and student of Romantic music should own … a landmark in the recording of Chopin's music … Garrick Ohlsson and Hyperion deserve the greatest success in bringing this important undertaking to such a consistently impressive conclusion' (International Record Review)

'An attractively priced box set … Ohlsson is in a class of his own' (Pianist)

'The collaborative works receive particularly rewarding performances … Ohlsson arguably offers more consistent artistry than Biret, Ashkenazy, Magaloff, and Harasiewicz' (ClassicsToday.com)

'Garrick Ohlsson’s complete survey of everything Chopin wrote for piano (including chamber music, songs, and for piano and orchestra) will delight the completist and the Chopin connoisseur. Ohlsson (who won the Chopin International Piano Competition in 1970) gives us accounts of this wondrous repertoire in weighty and commanding style, aristocratic and impulsive (but not lacking light and shade or contemplative contrasts) and, at times, very sensitive and searching. These vivid recordings were made in the second half of the 1990s and have previously appeared on the Arabesque label. They now sit very well in Hyperion’s catalogue' (ClassicalSource.com)
About the authorship of the Sostenuto in E flat major, KKIVb/10, we can be certain: the sole source for the piece is a manuscript that Chopin entered into the autograph album of Émile Gaillard on 20 July 1840. The uncertainty here concerns the genre, which Chopin did not identify—but this charming album piece certainly fits well in the company of the authentic waltzes.

from notes by Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011

Nous pouvons être certains de la paternité du Sostenuto en mi bémol majeur KKIVb/10: l’unique source dont nous disposons est un manuscrit que Chopin inséra dans l’album autographe d’Émile Gaillard, le 20 juillet 1840. Ici, l’incertitude pèse sur le genre, que Chopin ne précisa pas, mais ce charmant morceau d’album va bien avec les valses authentiques.

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

Man kann davon ausgehen, dass das Sostenuto in Es-Dur, KKIVb/10 von Chopin stammt: die einzige Quelle des Stücks ist ein Manuskript, das Chopin am 20. Juli 1840 in ein Manuskript-Album von Émile Gaillard einfügte. Die Unsicherheit betrifft in diesem Fall das Genre, das Chopin nicht identifizierte—doch passt dieses charmante Albumstück trotzdem gut zu den authentischen Walzern.

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

Other albums featuring this work

Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
CDA67849
Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
CDH55381
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