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#1738719 - 08/22/11 11:55 PM Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite?  
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Just wondering. smile

Of course both answers could be the same.....

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#1738721 - 08/22/11 11:58 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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I'm not familiar with the whole lot of them, but I sure like op. 42 a lot!


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#1738722 - 08/22/11 11:59 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Kuanpiano]  
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^^ My pick for "greatest" ^^




Edit: ChopinAddict noticed that my post count is "5 ones" and it looks eerie. She's right! And she's even more right than she knew -- check out the date I joined here!! grin

I'm doing this as an edit of this earlier post rather than a new post, because otherwise I'd mess up the post count. ha

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#1738725 - 08/23/11 12:02 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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^^awww yeahh laugh!


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#1738734 - 08/23/11 12:21 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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A few of my favorites!






#1738736 - 08/23/11 12:23 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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I really like op 64 no 2 in c-sharp minor a lot. (Although I could be biased because a cute guy I know plays it blush)

Also, op 70 no 2 in f minor has been a favorite waltz of mine for a while.

I really don't know what would be the "greatest" I only know what I like smile

#1738778 - 08/23/11 01:46 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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#1738794 - 08/23/11 03:04 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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They are all great... smile
Right now I am thinking of Op.64 No.2 and of Op.69 No.1, but I could change my mind tomorrow.



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#1738797 - 08/23/11 03:08 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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At any rate in general I prefer the more melancholic ones...

PS: You've got 5 1s in your posts, Mark. They look eerie. smile



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#1738877 - 08/23/11 08:46 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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Originally Posted by Mark_C
^^ My pick for "greatest" ^^




Edit: ChopinAddict noticed that my post count is "5 ones" and it looks eerie. She's right! And she's even more right than she knew -- check out the date I joined here!! grin

I'm doing this as an edit of this earlier post rather than a new post, because otherwise I'd mess up the post count. ha


I know somebody here who might be willing to pay the owner of this website to allow you permanent access to this post so that you can edit this post without having to post again.. so that he can beat you when it comes to post count. wink


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Debussy: Danseuses de Delphes (Prelude 1, Book 1)
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Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op.23
Debussy: Le vent dans la plaine (Prelude 3, Book 1)
Debussy: Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (Prelude 4, Book 1)
#1738894 - 08/23/11 09:11 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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I can't pick a "greatest" waltz, but my favorite has always been the G flat (op. 70 no. 1. Three runners up: the Grande Valse Brillante (Op. 18), the A minor Valse Brillante (Op. 34 no.2) and the C sharp minor (Op. 64 no.2).


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#1738914 - 08/23/11 09:44 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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Either op34/2 or op69/2 laugh


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#1738929 - 08/23/11 09:57 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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I like the E Minor op posth best

#1738933 - 08/23/11 10:03 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: PaulaPiano34]  
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Originally Posted by chobeethaninov
I like the E Minor op posth best


Is that because you play it? laugh I like it too (and I kinda play it too but not nearly as well as I'd like to.. I think its a deceptive little piece and I don't find it easy to play well).


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Debussy: Danseuses de Delphes (Prelude 1, Book 1)
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#1738949 - 08/23/11 10:37 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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Agree with Manuel, Op 70/1

Reminds me of a music box.

Chopin Waltz op. 70/1

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#1738971 - 08/23/11 11:31 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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My favorite is Op. 34 no. 1.

#1738975 - 08/23/11 11:41 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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64/2 for me.

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#1738986 - 08/23/11 11:58 AM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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also for me op. 70/1

#1739017 - 08/23/11 12:56 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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Originally Posted by Mark_C
Just wondering. smile

Of course both answers could be the same.....


"Greatest" by what standards? Geez, here we go again ....


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#1739034 - 08/23/11 01:26 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: BruceD]  
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Originally Posted by BruceD
"Greatest" by what standards?.....

Whatever anyone thinks! thumb

(Dam, there goes my nice post count.....)

#1739043 - 08/23/11 01:47 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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69/2 by Ashkenazy sounds wonderful

#1739106 - 08/23/11 03:24 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: liszt85]  
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Originally Posted by liszt85
Originally Posted by chobeethaninov
I like the E Minor op posth best


Is that because you play it? laugh


Probably! laugh but anyway, I've played more Chopin valses than I can name, and No. 14 in E Minor always stands out to me as being one of the best. I can't name exactly why but it's one of those pieces I just feel "fits me". smile

#1739109 - 08/23/11 03:30 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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A seemingly obscure one: Waltz #17 in E Flat, Op. Posth

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#1739354 - 08/23/11 10:32 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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I'm partial to 64/2. After all, I liked it enough to learn it!

My next favorite is a tossup between 69/2 and 70/2.


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#1739362 - 08/23/11 10:53 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Pianoflage]  
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I'm thrilled to see so much about 69/2. It's the first Chopin piece I ever learned -- my teacher just sort of 'gave' it to me, before I had any real concept of who or what Chopin was, and I loved it. As I think is often the case with pieces we play so early on, I've never felt I could be objective about it and I've never had much sense of how it's regarded, except that I know it's not one of the waltzes that's often performed or even often mentioned. It's great to see it loved and mentioned so much here!

#1739374 - 08/23/11 11:26 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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Originally Posted by Mark_C
I'm thrilled to see so much about 69/2. It's the first Chopin piece I ever learned -- my teacher just sort of 'gave' it to me, before I had any real concept of who or what Chopin was, and I loved it. As I think is often the case with pieces we play so early on, I've never felt I could be objective about it and I've never had much sense of how it's regarded, except that I know it's not one of the waltzes that's often performed or even often mentioned. It's great to see it loved and mentioned so much here!


I think it's one of the best waltzes lyrically, it has a very striking and melancholy aura to it. The only reason I think it's not performed so much is because it's one of the easier waltzes technically. My teacher encouraged me to pick a more difficult piece for my next Chopin when I pondered learning 69/2.


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#1739383 - 08/23/11 11:47 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: babama]  
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Originally Posted by babama
69/2 by Ashkenazy sounds wonderful


+1. His performance stood out to me for being very rhythmically sound (very sensible choices for rubato, etc).


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#1740098 - 08/24/11 11:13 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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I had an 'ulterior motive' on this -- looking to see what people think of a particular one.

And I'm not telling which one it is. ha

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Originally Posted by Mark_C
I had an 'ulterior motive' on this -- looking to see what people think of a particular one.

And I'm not telling which one it is. ha


Are you ever gonna tell? Now I'm curious.

#1740103 - 08/24/11 11:17 PM Re: Chopin Waltz poll: What's the greatest? And your favorite? [Re: Mark_C]  
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The slow one in A minor? Is that what you were thinking of?

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