Grande Valse Brillante E-flat Major Op. 18
(ed. Ewald Zimmermann; fing. Hans-Martin Theopold)
Chopin's waltzes were – contrary to, say, those by Schubert – no longer conceived for dancing or for the ballroom. These pieces assumed the form and function of idealized concert waltzes, which Chopin enjoyed performing in the elegant and exclusive art-loving salons of Paris. A particularly eloquent example is the “Grande Valse brillante” op. 18 which, with its multiplicity of charming melodic ideas and moods – now gently rocking, now overwhelming, now again triumphantly jubilant – became one of Chopin's most popular waltzes. The medium level of difficulty allows even less proficient pianists to become familiar with the “brilliant” side of Chopin through this waltz.
Publisher: Henle Urtext Edition
Item Number: HL 51481321
Series: Henle Music Folios
Format: Edition with Fingering
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