Chopin - Waltzes | Gramola 99146

Chopin - Waltzes

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Label: Gramola

Cat No: 99146

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 8th September 2017

Contents

Works

Chopin, Frederic

Waltzes (19)
» no.1 in E flat major, op.18 'Grande valse brillante'
» no.2 in A flat major, op.34 no.1
» no.3 in A minor, op.34 no.2
» no.4 in F major, op.34 no.3
» no.5 in A flat major, op.42
» no.6 in D flat, op.64 no.1 'Minute'
» no.7 in C sharp minor, op.64 no.2
» no.8 in A flat major, op.64 no.3
» no.9 in A flat major, op.posth.69 no.1
» no.10 in B minor, op.posth.69 no.2
» no.11 in G flat major, op.posth.70 no.1
» no.12 in F minor, op.posth.70 no.2
» no.13 in D flat major, op.posth.70 no.3
» no.14 in E minor, B56, KK IVa:15, P1:15
» no.15 Waltz in E minor, op.posth
» no.16 in A flat major, op.post. B21 KKIVa/13 P1/13
» no.17 in E flat major, op.post. B46 KKIVa/14 P1/14

Artists

Martin Ivanov (piano)

Works

Chopin, Frederic

Waltzes (19)
» no.1 in E flat major, op.18 'Grande valse brillante'
» no.2 in A flat major, op.34 no.1
» no.3 in A minor, op.34 no.2
» no.4 in F major, op.34 no.3
» no.5 in A flat major, op.42
» no.6 in D flat, op.64 no.1 'Minute'
» no.7 in C sharp minor, op.64 no.2
» no.8 in A flat major, op.64 no.3
» no.9 in A flat major, op.posth.69 no.1
» no.10 in B minor, op.posth.69 no.2
» no.11 in G flat major, op.posth.70 no.1
» no.12 in F minor, op.posth.70 no.2
» no.13 in D flat major, op.posth.70 no.3
» no.14 in E minor, B56, KK IVa:15, P1:15
» no.15 Waltz in E minor, op.posth
» no.16 in A flat major, op.post. B21 KKIVa/13 P1/13
» no.17 in E flat major, op.post. B46 KKIVa/14 P1/14

Artists

Martin Ivanov (piano)

About

Frederic Chopin counts alongside Johann Strauss Sr. and Joseph Lanner as one of the significant cofounders of the modern form of the waltz during the first half of the 19th century. In contrast to the orchestral variants, the contributions by Chopin – composed like most of his works for his own instrument, the piano – are suited rather for the concert than the dancing hall. With his debut album the young Bulgarian pianist Martin Ivanov, who already at an early age was critically acclaimed in numerous international competitions, presents the waltzes by Chopin. Although most of the waltzes are written in different major keys and therefore tend to convey a cheerful, bright and entertaining impression, a few are set in minor keys which allow a glimpse of that certain melancholy that is characteristic of Chopin’s oeuvre as a whole.

Martin Ivanov was born in 1990 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria into a family of musicians and started to study piano at the age of just four. In the period between 2001 and 2009 he took part in 50 piano competitions in Bulgaria and abroad, always with great success, in particular at the following competitions: Young Virtuosos 2004 (Sofia), International Competition for Young Pianists Ettlingen 2004 (Germany), Franz Schubert 2005 (Bulgaria), Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest International 2006 (Romania), Maria Yudina 2007 (St. Petersburg), Maria Canals 2013 (Barcelona), LISMA Competition 2013 (New York). From 2009 Martin Ivanov studied with Professor Oleg Maisenberg and from 2013 with Professor Stefan Vladar at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. This institution made it possible for Ivanov to work together with other famous personalities such as Boris Bloch and Michel Béroff. In 2010 he gave a most successful debut performance in the Salle Gaveau in Paris and was invited to perform there again. At the end of 2011 he played in the Great Hall of Slovak Radio, where his interpretation of Stravinsky’s Petrushka was particularly highly acclaimed. In 2016 Martin Ivanov made his debut with the radio broadcaster France Musique.

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