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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
APR6006  2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only  
'Chopin: Reminiscences' (CKD248)
Chopin: Reminiscences
CKD248  Download only  
'Chopin: The Complete Waltzes' (CDA67849)
Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
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'Chopin: The Complete Waltzes' (CDH55381)
Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55381  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)   Download currently discounted
'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
Buy by post £50.00 CDS44351/66  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Stephen Hough in recital' (CDA67686)
Stephen Hough in recital
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'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
APR5532  Download only  
'York Bowen – The complete solo 78-rpm recordings' (APR6007)
York Bowen – The complete solo 78-rpm recordings
APR6007  2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only  
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 APR6006 disc 2 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-SAM-08-00631
Duration
4'49
Recording date
July 1912
Recording venue
London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
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Hyperion usage
  1. Paderewski – His earliest recordings (APR6006)
    Disc 2 Track 11
    Release date: March 2008
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