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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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