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Fourteen Waltzes - Frederic Chopin (described as "lyric tone poems" - 33CX 1032)

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( performed by pianist Dinu Lipatti , in late fifties / early sixties )

Although Frederic Chopin (1810-49) started writing his waltzes, at the age of sixteen, he had, it seems, certain "issues", or "problems" with the genre ... This reached a peak, when he first arrived in Vienna, at the age of twenty. This was because when Chopin heard, first-hand, both Johann Strauss the Elder, plus the pianist and composer, Lanner, play their own waltzes, to terrific applause, he felt certain feelings of "corruption", if not quite outright "disgust", at the Viennese public's reactions.

Perhaps Strauss and Lanner's waltzes lacked the polish and distinction that their descendants (including Strauss' three sons) gave to them. Nevertheless, he still composed six more waltzes, while in Vienna, and by the time he arrived in Paris, in September 1831, he was willing to let himself be influenced by Weber's style of composition, within the genre (even though Chopin, was possibly the nineteenth-century composer, least influenced by others).

Many of Chopin's waltzes, are best described as "lyric tone poems", or "idealised dances", evoking the ballroom, but not being of it. It is known, that he published only eight, or nine waltzes, in his lifetime, and gave express instructions, to his close acquaintances, that the others were to be destroyed, on his death. That his instructions were thankfully ignored {note, including track 4) on Side One, and track 4) on Side Two}, is to the benefit of the modern-day listener.

Side One :-
1) No.4 in F major 2) No.5 in A flat major 3) No.6 in D flat major 4) No.9 in A flat major 5) No.7 in C sharp minor 6) No.11 in G flat major 7) No.10 in B minor 8) No.14 in E minor

Side Two :-
1) No.3 in A minor 2) No.8 in A flat major 3) No.12 in F minor 4) No.13 in D flat major 5) No.1 in E flat major 6) No.2 in A flat major

Records graded visually to RRPG grades
(Side One/Side Two/sleeve) EX+/EX-/EX.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Frederic Chopin (described as "lyric tone poems"
Catalogue number:
33CX 1032)
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI / Columbia
Sleeve condition:
Excellent
Tracks:
14

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( performed by pianist Dinu Lipatti , in late fifties / early sixties )

Although Frederic Chopin (1810-49) started writing his waltzes, at the age of sixteen, he had, it seems, certain "issues", or "problems" with the genre ... This reached a peak, when he first arrived in Vienna, at the age of twenty. This was because when Chopin heard, first-hand, both Johann Strauss the Elder, plus the pianist and composer, Lanner, play their own waltzes, to terrific applause, he felt certain feelings of "corruption", if not quite outright "disgust", at the Viennese public's reactions.

Perhaps Strauss and Lanner's waltzes lacked the polish and distinction that their descendants (including Strauss' three sons) gave to them. Nevertheless, he still composed six more waltzes, while in Vienna, and by the time he arrived in Paris, in September 1831, he was willing to let himself be influenced by Weber's style of composition, within the genre (even though Chopin, was possibly the nineteenth-century composer, least influenced by others).

Many of Chopin's waltzes, are best described as "lyric tone poems", or "idealised dances", evoking the ballroom, but not being of it. It is known, that he published only eight, or nine waltzes, in his lifetime, and gave express instructions, to his close acquaintances, that the others were to be destroyed, on his death. That his instructions were thankfully ignored {note, including track 4) on Side One, and track 4) on Side Two}, is to the benefit of the modern-day listener.

Side One :-
1) No.4 in F major 2) No.5 in A flat major 3) No.6 in D flat major 4) No.9 in A flat major 5) No.7 in C sharp minor 6) No.11 in G flat major 7) No.10 in B minor 8) No.14 in E minor

Side Two :-
1) No.3 in A minor 2) No.8 in A flat major 3) No.12 in F minor 4) No.13 in D flat major 5) No.1 in E flat major 6) No.2 in A flat major

Records graded visually to RRPG grades
(Side One/Side Two/sleeve) EX+/EX-/EX.

Band/artist(s):
Frederic Chopin (described as "lyric tone poems"
Catalogue number:
33CX 1032)
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI / Columbia
Sleeve condition:
Excellent
Tracks:
14

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