When I started learning this piece, I was amazed by how Chopin created this beautiful melody. Several words that come to mind when playing this piece are elegant, expressive, flowing, and gentle. My favorite part about this piece is the dynamics mixed with the pedal. 

In the beginning of learning this piece, my left hand wasn’t cooperating with the jumping movements in the waltz pattern. I fixed this by practicing slowly and getting it up to tempo. I also worked on just the motion for a little bit. If you are practicing this piece, I suggest you start with the motion first before you start learning the notes. 

I hope you enjoy my interpretation of this waltz.

 

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Machiko Saegusa-Cole
Machiko Saegusa-Cole(@machiko-saegusa-cole)
2 months ago

Picture While it is a beautiful picture, I would’ve loved an explanation as to why you chose this photo for this piece. A waltz is a dance, so a picture with a little more movement may have made more sense.. For example, flowers in a garden, different color flowers, that portray movement. Intro I completely understand your comment about your left hand not cooperating! Great job in mastering that technique. You made it look easy! I agree with you, it is indeed a very elegant and expressive piece.. Chopin is a master at these beautiful melodies! Performance Perfect balance between the hands and the waltz pattern. Great job! I loved your timing with some of the “special” notes in the right hand melody. Great swell up to the top and return to the A section. The only suggestion I have for you is to explore how you start your trills and ornaments. Instead of going in strong on the first note of all of them, perhaps try easing into them so that they don’t “stick out” so much and make them more a “part” of the melody, keeping it flowy as you described. I truly enjoyed listening to you. Thank… Read more »

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
4 months ago

Hello, Yash. I enjoyed listening to it so much. Well played. I am looking forward to listening to your next performance. Well done. 

Julie Harris
Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
4 months ago

I enjoyed your interpretation of this Waltz very much, Yash. Your picture reminds me of the words you used in your intro – “elegant, expressive, flowing and gentle”. Several of those adjectives are so perfect for Chopin. He is not always gentle, but he’s always elegant! It’s clear that you really appreciate Chopin, from your excellent performance. I look forward to more wonderful presentations from you!

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Lola Mestas
Lola Mestas(@lola-mestas)
3 months ago

I’ve always adored this piece. Beautiful interpretation of it!

Annika Joshi
Annika Joshi(@annika-joshi)
3 months ago

I completely agree with your words on this piece. It has a gorgeous, gentle melody that you played beautifully!

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
3 months ago

As an ex-dancer, I have danced many a waltz, Yash, and I found myself imagining gliding over the dance floor, swirling and swaying to the music. It was magical! And yes, so elegant! I absolutely loved it!

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
3 months ago

What a lovely piece of music, Yash. You have played it beautifully. Linda mentioned she could have imagined herself gliding over the dance floor whilst listening to it; my daughter used to skate, so I have a habit of listening to music in terms of its suitability for a skating programme. I wish I’d discovered this piece back then. Nicely done

Gaurav Abrol
Gaurav Abrol(@gaurav-abrol)
3 months ago

Well played Yash!!! We enjoyed listening to it very much. Keep it up.

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Myles Spencer
Myles Spencer(@myles-spencer)
3 months ago

I want to start off by saying Bravo! You played this piece very beautifully. I loved your musicality and how you captured the elegance of the piece in your playing. Beautiful performance!

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