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Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2
composer
published in 1847

Recordings
'Moriz Rosenthal – The complete recordings' (APR7503)
Moriz Rosenthal – The complete recordings
'The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 1 – Vladimir de Pachmann, Aleksander Michalowski & Landon Ronald' (APR5531)
The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 1 – Vladimir de Pachmann, Aleksander Michalowski & Landon Ronald
'Michael Zadora – The complete recordings' (APR6008)
Michael Zadora – The complete recordings
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £10.50 APR6008  2CDs for the price of 1  
'Chopin: The Complete Waltzes' (CDA67849)
Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
'Chopin: The Complete Waltzes' (CDH55381)
Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55381  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
MP3 £45.00FLAC £45.00ALAC £45.00Buy by post £50.00 CDS44351/66  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Alfred Cortot – The Late Recordings, Vol. 4 – Schumann, Schubert, Chopin & Liszt' (APR5574)
Alfred Cortot – The Late Recordings, Vol. 4 – Schumann, Schubert, Chopin & Liszt
'Paderewski – His earliest recordings' (APR6006)
Paderewski – His earliest recordings
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £10.50 APR6006  2CDs for the price of 1  
'Paderewski – His final recordings' (APR5636)
Paderewski – His final recordings
'Stephen Hough in recital' (CDA67686)
Stephen Hough in recital
Details
Track 7 on CDH55381 [4'02] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 7 on CDS44351/66 CD10 [4'02] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 5 on CDA67686 [3'27]
Track 7 on CDA67849 [3'19]
Track 3 on APR6006 CD1 [3'01] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 3 on APR6008 CD1 [3'12] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 2 on APR6008 CD2 [3'24] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 9 on APR5636 [2'50]
Track 2 on APR7503 CD1 [3'59] 5CDs
Track 4 on APR7503 CD2 [3'52] 5CDs
Track 9 on APR7503 CD2 [3'41] 5CDs
Track 8 on APR7503 CD4 [3'46] 5CDs
Track 34 on APR5574 [3'00]
Track 3 on APR5531 [3'15]
Track 19 on APR5531 [3'07]
Track 24 on APR5531 [2'56]

Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2
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Where Chopin excels is in his creation of what Schumann described as ‘waltzes for souls much more than waltzes for bodies’. There is no better example than one of his very last works, the Waltz in C sharp minor Op 64 No 2. If it is still a waltz for the body it is for a soulful and solitary one that moves with a pathetic little skip between the sighing parallel sixths of its main theme and then twists away in a nostalgic pirouette. The melodiously expressive middle section—approached by a run of quavers that has the function of a recurring refrain—is harmonized in D flat major but is scarcely less poignant than the C sharp minor episodes on either side of it.

from notes by Gerald Larner © 2009

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Details for APR7503 disc 2 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-SAM-10-50204
Duration
3'52
Recording date
29 May 1929
Recording venue
Berlin, Germany
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Hyperion usage
  1. Moriz Rosenthal – The complete recordings (APR7503)
    Disc 2 Track 4
    Release date: December 2011
    5CDs
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