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Uploaded on Dec 31, 2009
Waltz No. 2 from Waltzes, Op. 64
Arthur Rubinstein, piano
Waltz in C-sharp minor is the second work of Chopin's opus 64 and the companion to the Minute Waltz (Op. 64, No. 1). It consists of three main themes. A tempo giusto chordal with a walking pace feel; running eighth notes, with all harmony in the left hand, and a sostenuto in the tonic major (D-flat major, enharmonic equivalent to C-sharp major). Besides the slower general pace, the melody is in quarter notes except for a few flourishes in eighth notes, giving this section the quality of an interlude before the dramatic restatement of Theme B.