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Waltz in A flat major, Op 34 No 1
composer
1835; published in 1838; sometimes called Grande valse brillante

Recordings
'Paderewski – His earliest recordings' (APR6006)
Paderewski – His earliest recordings
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'Chopin: Reminiscences' (CKD248)
Chopin: Reminiscences
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'Chopin: The Complete Waltzes' (CDA67849)
Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
'Chopin: The Complete Waltzes' (CDH55381)
Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
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'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
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'Stephen Hough in recital' (CDA67686)
Stephen Hough in recital
'The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 2 – Alfred Grünfeld, Raoul Pugno & Natalia Janotha' (APR5532)
The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 2 – Alfred Grünfeld, Raoul Pugno & Natalia Janotha
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'York Bowen – The complete solo 78-rpm recordings' (APR6007)
York Bowen – The complete solo 78-rpm recordings
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Details
Track 2 on CDH55381 [5'54] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 2 on CDS44351/66 CD10 [5'54] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 6 on CDA67686 [5'41]
Track 2 on CDA67849 [5'14]
Track 3 on CKD248 [5'53] Download only
Track 1 on APR6006 CD1 [3'55] 2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 11 on APR6006 CD2 [4'49] 2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 3 on APR6007 CD2 [4'00] 2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 14 on APR5532 [2'40] Download only

Waltz in A flat major, Op 34 No 1
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With its opening fanfares the Waltz in A flat major Op 34 No 1 immediately recalls the ballroom, where its main theme, though harmonized in sixths, is clearly happy to be. One of the longest of Chopin’s waltzes, it develops a glitteringly scored episode from the fanfare before modulating to D flat major for a dreamy middle section, itself extensive enough to assume its own ternary form. The A flat material is recalled to be succeeded by a coda which seems to signal a conventionally brilliant exit but which actually proceeds to a subtly allusive ending.

from notes by Gerald Larner © 2009

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Details for CDA67686 track 6
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-09-68606
Duration
5'41
Recording date
23 July 2008
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Rachel Smith
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Stephen Hough in recital (CDA67686)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: March 2009
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