ÆVEA | AE18056 | 2018


Chopin, F.: Waltzes (includes alternative versions)
Vittorio Forte, Piano

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The Waltzes are perhaps Chopin's lighter works, even though they remain distant from the world of dance-music written for the ball room. Just as his mazurkas, Chopins waltzes were not conceived for dancing. Chopins first waltz dates to 1824, when he was fourteen; the last he wrote was the last piece for solo piano he published, in 1847.
Although Chopin seems to have written many waltzes, in reality only eight were published during his lifetime (Opp. 18, 34, 42, 64); several others were lost, and some are still - sadly - in private hands.
In this album the listener will find the alternative versions of the Waltzes Op. 69 and Op. 70 No. 2. The piece marked Sostenuto, in 3/4, can also be considered a waltz, despite its less complex development, and was included.
Italian pianist Vittorio Forte is a well-known name in France, where he has an active performance activity. His pianism is characterized by elegance, excellent control, and a marked virtuosic character.
Vittorio Forte's rendition of "Chopin, F.: Waltzes (includes alternative versions)" has garnered over 20 million listens on Spotify. This exquisite album showcases Forte's masterful interpretation of Chopin's waltzes, including alternative versions that add a unique dimension to the classical compositions. Forte's performance not only captivates the ears of millions but also provides a fresh and compelling perspective on these timeless pieces. Dive into the enchanting world of Chopin's waltzes, expertly brought to life by Vittorio Forte, and experience the magic that has resonated with a vast and appreciative audience on Spotify.
The recording, fully natural, took place using two pairs of Brel & Kjr microphones.

Reviews

Pdale lgre, doigts discrtement invincibles, allure dcide mais jamais trop rapide, merveilleux sens thtral nuanc avec un tact et un amour de l'instrument auquel il m'est impossible de rsister. ‐Alain Lompech ***** (01/06/2019) 

Cette lgance sans fard, cette trs grande simplicit qui rubatise a minima pour parfois suspendre mieux le temps, le style exemplaire des phrass, la franchise des couleurs. [...] ‐DR (01/10/2018) 

Vittorio Forte uses his pianistic skills to differentiate Chopins Waltzes, thus reflecting the various moods of the music. A very personal and overall superb recording! ‐Remy Franck 6/6 (15/10/2018) 

Entre puret et motion, le langage propos ici jouit dune certaine libert qui se conjugue avec justesse au discours de Chopin. Tout est dos, rflchi et toujours propos. Du trs beau piano, nouveau, de la posie en musique. ‐Ayrton Desimpelaere 10/10 (24/10/2018) 

De la posie, les doigts de Vittorio Forte nen manquent pas. Elle sert un discours musical lgant, fascinant de spontanit, dimmdiatet, voire durgence, comme si ces Valses phmres portaient en elles une fragilit irrmdiable. ‐Jean-Jacques Millo (05/10/2018) 

Waltzes (includes alternative versions)
Vittorio Forte, Piano

ÆVEA
Prod. No.: 210 / 2018
Cat. No: AE18056
UPC: 634065038519
No. Album(s): 1

Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2018

Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Photo/paint on cover: Vittorio Forte
Artwork: OnClassical

Equipment used: B&K mics.
Instrument(s) used: Steinway & Sohns D-274 piano, 'Audi-O'

An OnClassical prod., © 2018

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