Chopin: Waltz Op 64 No 1 ‘Minute’

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The famously misleading subtitle has nothing to do with Chopin

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The famously misleading subtitle has nothing to do with Chopin, who (it’s fair to assume) would have been horrified by any attempt to hustle through his waltz in that time, ‘molto vivace’ notwithstanding. For the BIS label in 2000, the Swedish pianist Fredrik Ullén recorded an entire album of fantasies and paraphrases based on this single work: usual suspects include Godowsky, Moszkowski and Rosenthal, but also Brahms, in his Study after Fr. Chopin.