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Waltz in E flat major, Op 18
composer
composed in Vienna in 1831/2 under the title Grande valse brillante

Recordings
'Arthur de Greef – Solo and concerto recordings' (APR7401)
Arthur de Greef – Solo and concerto recordings
APR7401  4CDs Download only  
'Chopin: Reminiscences' (CKD248)
Chopin: Reminiscences
CKD248  Download only  
'Chopin: The Complete Waltzes' (CDA67849)
Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67849 
'Chopin: The Complete Waltzes' (CDH55381)
Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55381  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
Buy by post £50.00 CDS44351/66  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
Details
Track 1 on CDH55381 [5'38] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 1 on CDS44351/66 CD10 [5'38] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 1 on CDA67849 [5'10]
Track 1 on CKD248 [5'57] Download only
Track 7 on APR7401 CD3 [4'14] 4CDs Download only

Waltz in E flat major, Op 18
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The waltzes that Chopin published during his lifetime draw out contrasts between the effervescent emotions and sentimentality that we know to have contributed so much to the fashionableness of the ballroom waltz. This emerges clearly in the first of the published waltzes, the E flat major, Op 18. The main themes of the waltz brim with the bustle of the dance floor: the stirring call to the dance of the introduction, and the rising and falling motion of the opening melodies, which (as the musicologist Eric McKee has persuasively argued) Chopin meant to reflect the spinning motions of dancing couples. The contrasting themes (with melodies in thirds and in the new key of D flat major), on the other hand, have a more reflective lilt (Chopin instructs the pianist to play one of them con anima, and the soulfulness of the melody emerges palpably).

from notes by Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011

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Details for CDA67849 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-11-84901
Duration
5'10
Recording date
20 October 2010
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: The Complete Waltzes (CDA67849)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: August 2011
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