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Waltz in E flat major, KKIVa/14

composer
1827; probable attribution

Artur Pizarro (piano)
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Recording details: June 2004
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: February 2005
Total duration: 2 minutes 25 seconds
 
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Reviews

'Pizarro's playing is distinctive, however: lean and muscular, rather than sentimentally refined. Occasionally, he veers towards a mood of dark, high Romanticism more associated with Liszt than Chopin, but his approach pays off in the brooding introspection of his performances of the nocturnes, while there's an earthiness in some of the valses and mazurkas that reflects on their origins in folk music' (The Guardian)» More

'Classical music purists and Chopin aficionados should not be put off by the Classic FM-type title of this disc of Chopin piano music, or by the repertoire chosen by Artur Pizarro, a very distinguished pianist (though I'm not convinced how widely that fact is realised). Pizarro's choice of pieces might resemble a selection of Chopin favourites and pops, but he brings to the most familiar music a spellbinding array of insights in this set of performances, which admirably display his intelligence and originality of thought, along with breathtakingly sensitive playing which allows Chopin's music to breathe. Listen to the heartstopping, hushed versions of the Nocturnes in B Major and C sharp minor, the achingly beautiful performance of the D flat Nocturne, and Pizarro's dry, light, super-articulate playing of that perennial barnstormer the 'Grande valse brillante', to see what I mean. Even alongside legendary recordings by such pianists as Rubinstein, this collection features some of the finest Chopin playing on record' (The Herald)

'The sound is certainly spectacular, with the distinctively rich bass and bright upper register of his favoured Blüthner grand beautifully caught by the Linn engineers. Pizarro's playing itself is interesting and makes you take notice … his Mazurkas are excellent, as is his passionate rendition of the famous Polonaise. Indeed, this could be, for me, the pick of the disc, with the pent-up tension and superbly even left hand octaves making for thrilling listening' (MusicWeb International)» More
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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