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Sostenuto in E flat major 'Waltz', KKIVb/10

written into the autograph album of Émile Gaillard on 20 July 1840

About the authorship of the Sostenuto in E flat major, KKIVb/10, we can be certain: the sole source for the piece is a manuscript that Chopin entered into the autograph album of Émile Gaillard on 20 July 1840. The uncertainty here concerns the genre, which Chopin did not identify—but this charming album piece certainly fits well in the company of the authentic waltzes.

from notes by Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011

Nous pouvons être certains de la paternité du Sostenuto en mi bémol majeur KKIVb/10: l’unique source dont nous disposons est un manuscrit que Chopin inséra dans l’album autographe d’Émile Gaillard, le 20 juillet 1840. Ici, l’incertitude pèse sur le genre, que Chopin ne précisa pas, mais ce charmant morceau d’album va bien avec les valses authentiques.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Man kann davon ausgehen, dass das Sostenuto in Es-Dur, KKIVb/10 von Chopin stammt: die einzige Quelle des Stücks ist ein Manuskript, das Chopin am 20. Juli 1840 in ein Manuskript-Album von Émile Gaillard einfügte. Die Unsicherheit betrifft in diesem Fall das Genre, das Chopin nicht identifizierte—doch passt dieses charmante Albumstück trotzdem gut zu den authentischen Walzern.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
Chopin: The Complete Works
CDS44351/6616CDs Boxed set (at a special price)


Track 18 on CDH55381 [2'18]
Track 18 on CDS44351/66 CD10 [2'18] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 18 on CDA67849 [1'22]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67849 track 18

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 18
    Release date: August 2011
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