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Chopin: Waltz Op. 64 No. 1 in D-flat Major

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Frédéric Chopin - Waltzes :
Waltz, Op. 64 No. 1
Waltz Op. 64 No. 1  in D-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: D-flat Major Year: 1847
Level: 7 Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (557 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (788 kB)
piano music mp3 recording Waltz Op. 64 No. 1 - FREE SAMPLE (mp3 file)

Dog dance..?

It's been said that Chopin was inspired to write this waltz when he was watching a dog chase its tail, and it has a kind of playful, frantic quality as well as many swirling passages that would suggest something along those lines.

This bright, sparkling waltz in D-flat major is one of Chopin’s most popular pieces. It is commonly known as "The Minute Waltz," with an emphasis on the second syllable. The implication is therefore that this is a "small" waltz, not a waltz intended to be played in a minute as many people believe.

However, even if one discounts the slightly misleading name, it is fairly obvious that this is a piece that should be played very quickly. A performance typically lasts between a minute and a half and two minutes. The waltz was written in 1847, only two years before Chopin’s death, and was dedicated to the Countess Delfina Potocka.

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xx Chopin Waltz op. 64 nr1 & nr2
November 03, 2013, 07:30:28 PM by hakki

Hope you enjoy these performances.


xx Chopin Waltz Op.64 n°1
September 24, 2013, 06:39:28 PM by stefo78

Ok, I think this one is overplayed (and excuse me for this) but I'm still in a beginner mood, asking for comments and advices to improve my playing and my posture.
Please feel free to tell me all you think about listening to this... Thanks !

xx Time for Learning Valse op 64 no 1
June 27, 2011, 05:50:51 PM by faa2010

How long did or has it taken you to learn Chopin's "Le Petit Chien" (aka Valse op 64 no 1)?

xx Le Petit Chien aka Valse op. 64 no. 1
June 27, 2011, 02:08:14 AM by faa2010

I know it's not perfect, I stopped where I shouldn't and I need to practice more, but I already know the notes by heart, I have been practicing it a lot, and I really want to improve.

As you know, comments and suggestions are always welcomed.

xx Help in "Le petit chien"
February 21, 2011, 03:03:11 PM by faa2010

I have played Waltz op. 64 no 1 of Frederic Chopin for a long time, and I still have problems in memorizing the slow part (what an irony), and I can play the first and third part (the faster ones) but when I start to accelerate more, my fingers messed up.

Could you give me some advices or tips to improve in this piece? If I played it in a recital, could I play the faster parts fairly slow?

xx Chopin Minute waltz
August 11, 2010, 08:59:23 AM by hemlock

Hello fellow piano-lovers!

I have a little question with respect to Chopin's Minute Waltz. I know that the "minute" does not refer to the interval of 60 seconds but rather means "small". But does this also mean that Minute is pronounced /mainju:t/ (I hope you understand that...  Grin) instead of /minit/? What is the correct pronunciation?

Thanks for your help,

xx Chopin Op 64 no 1 Trills
February 18, 2010, 11:18:59 PM by adaubre

I have noticed that on a number of performances I have viewed online that there seems to be different interpretations of how trills are to be played in this piece.  In particular, the Bar 50 trill on C seems to take on two main forms as seen in the examples below:

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(The C is essentially accented twice before playing the B natural)


(The C played then the trill leads to the B natural without an accent)

Any thoughts on this?  Is this strictly interpretation of the manuscript or are there
two different schools of thought.


xx Chopin waltz in D-flat major, opus 64 no 1 "Minute Waltz"
August 04, 2008, 05:35:34 PM by iheartpiano

Ok, lol.  I feel terribly nervous about posting this.

I'm sure many are sick of the Minute Waltz, but it's always been a dream of mine to play this.  Although my playing is subpar, I am happy that I have finally been able to learn and finish this piece.  Smiley

I would like to re-record this as I make mistakes and there are some parts that I'm just not happy with.  I would really like some input on what else I should improve.  I also wish I could play this much faster, as it should be played fast, but at this time I just can't do it.

Just some background info in case anyone is interested:

I've been playing on and off for about 13 years, I started when I was 15 (so yes, I'm 28).  I decided to take lessons again a few months ago and it's been the best thing for me.  I used to be extremely hard on myself and very easily discouraged, which led me to stop playing altogether for a few years.  Now that I've become much more patient (I guess it comes with age), playing the piano has become a joy again.

Anyways, please feel free to comment and thanks for listening.


xx help with Chopin Waltz no1 opus 64
December 11, 2006, 11:08:49 PM by piano_monkey

Hi i'm a person who needs help with this Waltz desperatly.
In the measure 21-36 i just can't play in without making a mistake in the right hand anyone have any good ideas for some fingerings (yes i've tried playing it slower) and also when I play it it doesn't sound right at all. So any suggestions?

Thanks if anyone Helps

music i'm learning Golliwogg's Cakewalk Debussy
Waltz no 64 opus 1 Chopin
Etude no 10 opus 3 Chopin
Liberstraum no 3 Liszt

xx Chopin - Minute Waltz - Minimum acceptable tempo ?
December 21, 2004, 07:53:38 PM by drooxy

All is in the topic !

Any suggestion ?


xx Minute waltz (F. Chopin) - advices...
October 06, 2004, 10:37:34 AM by drooxy

Hello !

I have started to work on the Minute Waltz from Chopin and I am interested in getting advices, suggestions, warnings, etc. about that piece !


Thanks !

xx Minute Waltz - 10th measure...
September 12, 2004, 12:30:47 PM by drooxy

Hi everyone !

I wonder if somebody could tell me how to play the 10th measure of the Minute Waltz from Chopin ?

I am not sure I play the trill on the correct notes and I would like to make sure that the fingering will still be available at high speed...

Thanks in advance !


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