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Waltz in E flat major, KKIVa/14

composer
1827; probable attribution

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 51 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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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)
The early twentieth-century Polish biographer Ferdynand Hoesick identified a manuscript of the Waltz in E flat major, KKIVa/14, in the now-lost autograph album of Emilia Elsner; lacking access to this manuscript and therefore the ability to confirm its provenance, some later scholars have questioned the authenticity of the piece on stylistic grounds.

from notes by Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011

Au début du XXe siècle, le biographe polonais Ferdynand Hoesick identifia un manuscrit de la valse en mi bémol majeur KKIVa/14 dans l’album autographe, aujourd’hui perdu, d’Emilia Elsner; sans accès au manuscrit, et donc incapables d’en confirmer la provenance, des spécialistes ultérieurs, se fondant sur des bases stylistiques, ont mis en doute l’authenticité de cette œuvre.

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

Der polnische Chopin-Biograf des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, Ferdynand Hoesick, identifizierte ein Manuskript des Walzers in Es-Dur KKIVa/14 in einem inzwischen verschollenen Manuskript-Album von Emilia Elsner. Da dieses Manuskript nicht mehr einsehbar ist und deshalb seine Herkunft nicht bestätigt werden kann, haben einige spätere Forscher die Authentizität des Werks aufgrund seiner Stilistik angezweifelt.

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

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