Many thanks to Trottar for the record
Kocsis’ rendition of the Waltzes captures the essence of these vivid compositions beyond another any pianist, including renditions of Rubinstein or Argerich that I have heard. They are soulful, mesmerizing and played with a gushing tempo that is more appropriate than any of the other recordings I have heard. If you had to preview one piece, simply listen to Waltz #7. Kocsis performs better than I have ever heard him: by turns playful, soulful, pyrotechnic, eloquently simple, and always impeccably lucid and effective. Each segment seems like a delightful musical gift.
It would be difficult to ask for more!
# Composer: Frederyk Chopin
# Performer: Zoltan Kocsis
# Vinyl (1983)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Hungaroton/Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 972 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Due to a little digital error on track A6, please discard the old one and DL the new one that’s uploaded.
|A1||No. 1 In E Flat ‘Grande Valse Brilliante’ Op. 18, B. 62||4:52|
|A2||No. 2 In A Flat ‘Valse Brilliante’ Op. 34-1, B. 94||5:03|
|A3||No. 3 In A Minor Op. 34-2, B. 64||5:31|
|A4||No. 4 In F ‘Valse Brilliante’ Op. 34-3, B. 118||2:07|
|A5||No. 5 In A Flat ‘Grande Valse’ Op. 42, B. 131||3:27|
|A6||No. 6 In D Flat ‘Minute’ Waltz Op. 64-1, B. 164||1:35|
|A7||No. 7 In C Sharp Minor Op. 64-2, B. 164||3:00|
|A8||No. 8 In A Flat Op. 64-3, B. 164||2:37|
|B1||No. 9 In A Flat ‘L’Adieu’ Op. 69-1, B.95||3:33|
|B2||No. 10 In B Minor Op. 69-2, B. 35||2:51|
|B3||No. 11 In G Flat Op. 70-2, B. 138||1:39|
|B4||No. 12 In F Minor – A Flat Op. 70-3, B. 40||1:33|
|B5||No. 13 In D Flat Op. 70-3, B. 40||2:31|
|B6||No. 16 In A Flat Op. Posth. B. 21||1:13|
|B7||No. 15 In E Op. Posth. B. 44||2:00|
|B8||No. 14 In E Minor Op. Posth. B. 56||2:51|
|B9||No. 19 In A Minor Op. Posth. B. 150||1:37|
|B10||No. 18 In E Flat Op. Posth. B. 133||1:12|
|B11||No. 17 In E Flat Op. Posth. B. 46||2:43|
Analyzed folder: /96k Chopin – Waltzes – Koczis
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -0.95 dB -20.63 dB A1 No. 1 In E Flat ‘Grande Valse Brilliante’ Op. 18, B. 62.wav
DR14 -0.30 dB -19.93 dB A2 No. 2 In A Flat ‘Valse Brilliante’ Op. 34-1, B. 94.wav
DR13 -10.35 dB -28.97 dB A3 No. 3 In A Minor Op. 34-2, B. 64.wav
DR13 -1.38 dB -20.51 dB A4 No. 4 In F ‘Valse Brilliante’ Op. 34-3, B. 118.wav
DR14 -0.47 dB -20.65 dB A5 No. 5 In A Flat ‘Grande Valse’ Op. 42, B. 131.wav
DR13 -6.13 dB -22.58 dB A6 No. 6 In D Flat ‘Minute’ Waltz Op. 64-1, B. 164.wav
DR12 -7.14 dB -23.88 dB A7 No. 7 In C Sharp Minor Op. 64-2, B. 164.wav
DR12 -5.52 dB -22.90 dB A8 No. 8 In A Flat Op. 64-3, B. 164.wav
DR13 -6.44 dB -26.22 dB B1 No. 9 In A Flat ‘L’Adieu’ Op. 69-1, B.95.wav
DR12 -9.24 dB -26.43 dB B2 No. 10 In B Minor Op. 69-2, B. 35.wav
DR13 -8.41 dB -24.79 dB B3 No. 11 In G Flat Op. 70-2, B. 138.wav
DR13 -7.65 dB -26.02 dB B4 No. 12 In F Minor – A Flat Op. 70-3, B. 40.wav
DR11 -5.92 dB -22.33 dB B5 No. 13 In D Flat Op. 70-3, B. 40.wav
DR12 -6.26 dB -20.75 dB B6 No. 16 In A Flat Op. Posth. B. 21.wav
DR14 -6.70 dB -24.05 dB B7 No. 15 In E Op. Posth. B. 44.wav
DR15 -0.65 dB -22.14 dB B8 No. 14 In E Minor Op. Posth. B. 56.wav
DR13 -12.19 dB -27.77 dB B9 No. 19 In A Minor Op. Posth. B. 150.wav
DR11 -12.82 dB -28.30 dB B10 No. 18 In E Flat Op. Posth. B. 133.wav
DR14 -7.25 dB -25.47 dB B11 No. 17 In E Flat Op. Posth. B. 46.wav
Number of files: 19
Official DR value: DR13
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- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
- Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
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