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Chopin: Waltzes / Avner Arad

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 2 in A flat major, Op. 34/1, CT. 208
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 210
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 64
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 8 in A flat major, Op. 64/3, CT. 214
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 10 in B minor, Op. 69/2, CT. 216
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 12 in F minor, Op. 70/2, CT. 218
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 13 in D flat major, Op. 70/3, CT. 219
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56
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Notes & Reviews:

"By varying his approach, Israeli pianist Avner Arad makes each of these waltzes an adventure. He plays the famous C-sharp minor with freedom and lots of rubato but sails through the A-flat with airborne straightforwardness. He gives the B-minor a perfumed melancholy but performs the 'Minute Waltz' with lucid, unaffected musicality. Middle sections sound rich and full, with the great attention to inner voices; outer ones dance with elfin lightness. Variety of attack makes sense if one is to sit through nearly an hour of this music; with Arad. The experience is enchanting rather than tiring. Besides, Chopin wrote waltzes all his life, in different styles, so the pieces are not meant to be monolithic. The recording, made at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is natural and resonant... Winner of the Carnegie Hall 1998 Distinctive Debuts award; Arad has made a name with recordings of Schumann and Janacek. Based on this album, he is a Chopin player to be reckoned with." -American Record Guide



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>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 2 in A flat major, Op. 34/1, CT. 208
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34 :: no 3 in F major, B 118
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 210
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse"
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 64 :: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz"
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 8 in A flat major, Op. 64/3, CT. 214
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215 :: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu"
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 10 in B minor, Op. 69/2, CT. 216
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70 :: no 1 in G flat major, B 92
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 12 in F minor, Op. 70/2, CT. 218
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1842

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 13 in D flat major, Op. 70/3, CT. 219
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1829

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56
  • Performer: Avner Arad (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1830