Alles Walzer, einmal anders

Dora Deliyska

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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 (¾ 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.

Tracklist

1.
5 Waltzes from 36 Original Dances - First Waltzes D. 365, 1816-1821
04:15
2.
Soiree de Vienne. Valse caprice S. 427/6, 1846-1852
07:00
3.
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke. Mephisto-Walzer No. 1, S. 514, 1859-1861
12:30
4.
Waltz in B-flat Major, 'Wiener Kinder', 1858
08:20
5.
Arabesques on 'By the Beautiful Blue Danube'
09:58
6.
Tempo di valse Musica Ricercata. Eleven Pieces for Piano No. 4, 1951-1953
02:06
7.
Bagatelles Sz. 38-14. Valse
02:04
8.
La plus que lente. Valse, 1910
04:21
9.
La Valse. Poeme choregraphique arranged for solo piano by Ravel, 1919-1920
12:27

Total time: 01:03:01

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Mastering Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Mixing Board

Northstar Recording Services BV

Notes

Dora Deliyska & Dr. Christian Kuhn

Producer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording location

L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

SKU

CC72841

Release Date February 2, 2020
SKU CC72841

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MusicWeb International

This is an intriguing programme. The title refers to the Austrian call to dance Alles Walzer, a nod to the standard waltz repertoire, whilst the second part, einmal anders (once in a different way) reflects the more radical approaches to waltz rhythm employed by Ligeti and Bartók. One might add Ravel to this category too, though perhaps his choreographic poem La Valse, played here in the composer’s own transcription, stands more on the border between these two camps. I have heard the work described as a requiem for a waltz rather than a celebration; ghosts of the rhythm flit back and forth, seldom lingering, and these shifting sands rhythm and harmony place it some distance from the waltzes of Schubert and Strauss.

Deliyska’s programme is extremely well balanced and, in what could have been a tedious preponderance of triple time, remarkably varied. The simplicity of the brief Schubert waltzes and the gentle waltz sequence by Josef Strauss is interspersed with the complexity and iridescent virtuosity of Ravel, Liszt and Schulz-Evler and the off-kilter quirkiness of Ligeti.

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