A Farewell to Chopin’s Waltzes and Nocturnes

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Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Chopin statue at Lazienki Park in Warsaw, Poland. The Chopin statue at Lazienki Park in Warsaw, Poland. (Rafal Olechowski/Shutterstock)

This week, host David Dubal concludes his three-part focus on Frederic Chopin’s waltzes and nocturnes.

Continuing with poetic Chopin performances, Dubal shares the Waltz in A Flat, Op. 42, otherwise known as the “2/4 Waltz” played by Josef Hofman; the F Minor Nocturne played by Shura Cherkassky; and the Farewell Waltz performed by Geza Anda.

Program playlist (all by Frédéric Chopin):

Nocturne No. 12 in G Major, Op. 37, No. 2
Tamás Vásáry, piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Waltz in A Flat, Op. 64, No. 3
Géza Anda, piano
Phillips Classics

Nocturne in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1
Shura Cherkassky, piano
Phillips Classics

Waltz in A Flat, Op. 69, No 1 "Farewell"
Géza Anda, piano
Phillips Classics

Nocturne in B, Op. 62, No. 1
Alexis Weissenberg, piano
Phillips Classics

Waltz in D Flat, Op. 70 , No. 3
Samson François, piano
Phillips Classics

Nocturne in B Flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1
William Kapell, piano
BMG Classics

Nocturne in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No.1
Mieczysław Horszowski, piano
BBC Music

Valse in G Flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1
Dinu Lipatti, piano
EMI

Nocturne No. 16 in E Flat, Op. 55, No. 2
Ignaz Friedman, piano
Phillips Classics

Waltz in A Flat, Op. 42
Josef Hofmann, piano
VAI Audio

Comments [1]

Valerie Radetzky from New York City

The poetry of David Dubal's commentary complements and reflects the poetry of the artists he presents on his educative, illuminating and uplifting program. Thank you for this much anticipated weekly highlight, WQXR!

Nov. 15 2015 11:07 PM

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