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13 Valses

Aldo Ciccolini

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"Four Stars ... (Ciccolini) lovingly creates an 'invitation du voyage' of personal memoirs in music, recorded in stunning piano sound ..."
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5 pieces posthumes  
V. Feuillet d'album
Emmanuel Chabrier; Aldo Ciccolini
Waltz No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 34
Frederic Chopin; Aldo Ciccolini
Viennoise, Op. 49 bis  
I. suite de valses - II. cortège-blues
Gabriel Pierné; Aldo Ciccolini
Lyric Pieces, Op.71  
VII. Efterklang
Edvard Grieg; Aldo Ciccolini
Je te veux
Erik Satie; Aldo Ciccolini
8 petites pièces romantiques  
VIII. Valse romantique
Déodat De Séverac; Aldo Ciccolini
Waltz for Piano in G-Flat Major, D. Anh. I/14, "Kupelwieser-Walzer"
Franz Schubert; Aldo Ciccolini
La plus que lente, L. 121
Claude Debussy; Aldo Ciccolini
Valse très lente
Jules Massenet; Aldo Ciccolini
Valse triste, Op. 44
Jean Sibelius; Aldo Ciccolini
Valse-Caprice No. 3 in G-Flat Major, Op. 59
Gabriel Fauré; Aldo Ciccolini
Waltz No. 15 in A-Flat Major, Op. 39
Johannes Brahms; Aldo Ciccolini
2 pièces pour Piano  
II. Valse lente
Germaine Tailleferre; Aldo Ciccolini
Total Playing Time    58:24
"Five Stars ... Ciccolini produces playing so refined, beautiful and downright perfect that he could shame pianists half his age ... exquisitely honed and balanced. Fascinating array of rare and famous waltz-based pieces, gorgeously recorded."
- BBC Music Magazine

With this album, Aldo Ciccolini presents his most varied programme, spanning 13 waltzes and 13 composers from the Romantic era to the 20th century. Ciccolini offers a diverse survey of the genre while reserving a special place for the French composers, both famous and less well known, that he has served with passion since the start of his career. The recital is organized around two pillars, the most extended pieces here, two waltzes that are extremely difficult and at the same time of great interest: Fauré's Valse-Caprice No. 3 and Gabriel Pierné's suite Viennoise, very different in character.

"I'd been toying with the idea of this recording for a long time. It amused me to mix and match all these different pieces, some of them serious, others very tuneful and even popular."
- Aldo Ciccolini
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