Nikita Magaloff: Chopin - 19 Waltzes (FLAC)
Nikita Magaloff: Chopin - 19 Waltzes (FLAC)

Performer: Nikita Magaloff
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Philips
Size: 214 MB
Recovery: 3%
Scan: yes

01. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #1 in E flat, Op. 18
02. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #2 in A flat, Op. 34 No. 1
03. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #3 in A minor, Op. 34 No. 2
04. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #4 in F, Op. 34 No. 3
05. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #5 in A flat, Op. 42
06. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #6 in D flat, Op. 64 No. 1
07. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #7 in C sharp minoe, Op. 64 No. 2
08. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #8 in A flat, Op. 64 No. 3
09. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #9 in A flat, Op. 69 No. 1
10. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #10 in B minor, Op. 69 No. 2
11. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #11 in G flat, Op. 70 No. 1
12. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #12 in F minor,A flat, Op. 70 No. 2
13. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #13 in D flat, Op. 70 No. 3
14. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #16 in F flat, Op. posth
15. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #15 in E, Op. posth.
16. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #14 in E minor, Op. posth
17. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #19 in A minor, Op. posth.
18. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #18 in E flat, Op. posth.
19. Nikita Magaloff, Waltz #17 in E flat, Op. posth.

Sensational

The only recording of the Waltzes I’ve heard that compares with this one is Arthur Rubinstein’s last recording. Magaloff is even better than Dinu Lipatti. Magaloff takes sensible but not slow tempos, and his emphases always are within the boundaries of what works in the spirit of the dance. So many recordings of the Waltzes are labored affairs. These performances just fly by, although there is much to be savored as they go. The sound engineering is very good, with a convincing heft and tonal elegance to the depiction of the piano. If you want to acquire the Waltzes on the cheap, I would recommend Dimitri Alexeev’s excellent recording. But Magaloff’s is really special.

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