Sunday, January 29, 2012

Guiomar Novaes: Chopin Waltzes (Complete)

Vox STPL 58.170

My knowledge of classical music is limited, but I enjoy listening to different interpretations of Chopin's piano works. Guiomar Novaes is a well-regarded pianist, but her recording of Chopin's waltzes is not on CD. I don't know who makes these decisions or how they are decided, but it seems anyone with an interest in classical music would have to have a turntable to hear the majority of classical recordings.

This record was a thrift shop find (99¢), a bit worn but still in listenable condition. Sources indicate that the recording was made "around 1954." I was too lazy to photograph the cover this time, which looks just like in the photo above.

From Music magazine: "Novaes plays her 15 waltzes with steely brilliance, non-dogmatic control and a healthy dash of playfulness and thus provides an excellent alternate view of these works."

Op. 34 No. 2 in A Minor

Op. 64 No. 1 in D-flat Major (Minute Waltz)

Op. 64 No. 2 in C-sharp Minor

Op. 69 No. 1 in A-flat Major

Op. 69 No. 2 in B Minor


  1. Hi Kurt: just saw this site, which doesn't have much to do with music, but rather vinyl covers. thought you might enjoy it:

  2. You're welcome. Glad you found this post.

  3. You can hear the sample tracks by clicking on their titles. Enjoy!