01. 36 Original Dances (First Waltzes), Op. 9, D. 365 5 Waltzes
02. Soirée de Vienne, S. 427 VI. Allegro con strepito
03. Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514
04. Waltz in B-Flat Major “Wiener Kinder”, Op. 61
05. Arabesques on “By the Beautiful Blue Danube“
06. Musica Ricercata, Eleven Pieces for Piano IV. Tempo di valse
07. 14 Bagatelles, Op. 6, Sz. 38 XIV. Valse
08. La plus que lente, L. 121
09. La valse, M. 72 (Arr. for Piano Solo by Ravel)
Dora Delyska A waltz is a simple dance, a gentle movement. It has a clear structure and distinct rhythm.
In my project “Alles Walzer, einmal anders! “, I have tried to build up a complex program around the simplicity of the dance. All the pieces are connected to the waltz, by name, rhythm or a sound image. But each one has an individual structure and creates its own universe of emotions. The significant waltzing rhythm (? time) is the core, that unites all the compositions from beginning till the very last piece, which creates a clear musical line and a feeling of completeness.
The first association one has with a waltz and maybe the most famous one, is the Viennese one – moving gently, in elegant clothing, the dancing couple is driven by the inner pulsation of the waltz. The phrase “Alles Walzer” is being said just before the couple enters the dance floor and marks the beginning of the waltz (in Austria). It is the brief moment when expectation turns into action, when silence melts into the music.
The second part of the title “einmal anders” (once on a different way) refers to the different side of the waltz, that is represented on this CD by less known compositions, such as waltzes by Ligeti, Bartok and Debussy.
My CD has the goal to show a different perspective of the waltz and bring the audience to an unexpected musical journey, full of strong emotions and distinct rhythm.