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Postby PJF » 07 Jan 2008, 20:46

Floyd wrote:
juufa72 wrote:...Album Leaf...


:shock:what is this ?


Albumblatt, of course. (Welcome to this forum and my odd sense of humor.)
Per Sapientiam Felicitas!

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Re: Chopin's Great Underrated Works

Postby juufa72 » 07 Jan 2008, 22:30

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Re: Chopin's Great Underrated Works

Postby Floyd » 08 Jan 2008, 17:49

aaaaaaaaahhh...that's Moderato in E ! :Dof course...
In my country - this name "Album Leaf" - is unknown... thanks :)

PJF, I'm welcomer :wink:
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Re: Chopin's Great Underrated Works

Postby Drummer06 » 09 Jan 2008, 11:32

(Czesc! Floyd, Its nice to have you here at Chopin Music. :D)



I have not read all the other Posts, So I'm not where everyone else stands on this, But
His Tarantelle op. 43 was always underrated.
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Re: Chopin's Great Underrated Works

Postby Floyd » 09 Jan 2008, 18:13

Cześć Drummer :D

Tarantelle is very popular with italian pianists. It's audible on every Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw :)
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Re: Chopin's Great Underrated Works

Postby Drummer06 » 09 Jan 2008, 19:21

Tarantelle is very popular with italian pianists. It's audible on every Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw :)


Cool I need to Warsaw sometime Because I Love that Piece.
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Re: Chopin's Great Underrated Works

Postby Lya » 12 Sep 2008, 20:15

Do you know that Allegro de Concert op.46 is in fact a 3rd concerto ? But he hadn't time for finish that, so he maked a reduction of 1st mov. for piano...

And what about Fantasy on polish airs, Krakowiak rondo, trio op.8, sonate for cello & piano op.65, polonaise for cello & piano op.3, "Grand Duo Concertant" for cello & piano... ? =(

Aaaand... Fuga, Bourrees...
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Re: Chopin's Great Underrated Works

Postby shaulhadar » 15 Nov 2008, 03:00

i am a piano player for over 20 years now....and i play mostly chopin and liszt...
anyway.....a short while ago i cam over the MAZURKA (EMILE GILERAD), which is one of the most beautiful mazurkas i have ever heard....:)

also..... maybe it will be unpopular... but i really like his songs......there are so exotic :)
i also like the allegro de concert op. 46, becuase it was intended to be the third piano concerto, it is written in such bravura. i like it :)

and the prelude in Cm op. 45,
one of the most sublime melodies ever :)

that's it for now......
have a nice day :)
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Re: Chopin's Great Underrated Works

Postby sever8 » 08 Jan 2009, 03:27

which mazerka was it?
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Re: Chopin's Great Underrated Works

Postby juufa72 » 08 Jan 2009, 12:48

sever8 wrote:which mazerka was it?



I don't know but you can find all the Mazurkas here:

http://pianosociety.com/cms/index.php?section=127
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Re: Chopin's Great Underrated Works

Postby alyosha » 26 Mar 2010, 20:40

Hi, first post.

In terms of being undervalued I would say Introduction and Rondo op 16 is not played nearly enough. Horowitz played it great. I think my favourite waltz, Op. 42 in A flat (two four as some call it), is a really really great piece that always a lot of room for different interpretations (I've never heard two different pianists play it in the same way). The melody is really one of Chopin's best. The early polonaise, specifically Op. 71-2 B-flat major, are quite undervalued. They are really something else in my opinion, they remind me a lot of Mozart (they were written while Chopin was quite young, you could say before Chopin was Chopin and thus the Mozart influence is still heavy). The nocturnes provide an interesting case: there are some (C# minor op posth, Eb op9-2) that are so overplayed (that in itself though doesn't devalue them in my opinion) while others are quite underappreciated - Op 15-2 F# Major, Op 32-2 Ab Major, Op. 48-1 C Minor come to my mind. Plus I'm leaving out the G Minor nocturne op 15-3 although considerable attention has been paid to this nocturnes by chopin scholars (Kallberg), it really does stand out from the rest of the nocturnes - its quite different from the nocturnes and many believe it has important theoretical and philosophical implications. The three impromptus that Chopin actually wanted publish are, in my opinion, sadly cast aside these days. They're great pieces, pure Chopin - he is unconfined my genre and form and really you feel like you are sitting at 2am in Nohant just listening to the master freely improvising on the piano. Its ashame he didn't write more. And finally the mazurkas as a genre I think have been unfortunately undervalued. They were Chopin's most beloved creations by all accounts and they were the only type of piece that he was writing at every stage of his life. For some reason people seem to think they're just miniatures but really they are Chopin's magnum opus, and I think they should be treated as such.

EDIT: Oh yes and a the Cello Polonaise of course.. quite amazing.
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Re: Chopin's Great Underrated Works

Postby PianistSk8er » 27 Mar 2010, 17:06

alyosha wrote:EDIT: Oh yes and a the Cello Polonaise of course.. quite amazing.


Didn't even know that existed!

Welcome to the forum, by the way! :)
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