Chopin: Complete Waltzes Aimo Pagin
- Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849):
- 1Waltz No. 1 in E-Flat, Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante": Vivo05:50
- 2Waltz No. 2 in A-Flat, Op. 34 No. 1 "Grande valse brillante": Vivace06:05
- 3Waltz No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 34 No. 2 "Grande valse brillante": Lento05:52
- 4Waltz No. 4 in F, Op. 34 No. 3 "Grande valse brillante": Vivace02:38
- 5Waltz No. 5 in A-Flat, Op. 42 "Grande valse": Vivace04:37
- 6Waltz No. 6 in D-Flat, Op. 64 No. 1 "Minute": Molto vivace02:01
- 7Waltz No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64 No. 2: Tempo giusto04:10
- 8Waltz No. 8 in A-Flat, Op. 64 No. 3: Moderato03:50
- 9Waltz No. 9 in A-Flat, Op. 69 No. 1 "Farewell": Lento04:02
- 10Waltz No. 10 in B Minor, Op. 69 No. 2: Moderato03:39
- 11Waltz No. 11 in G-Flat, Op. 70 No. 1: Molto vivace02:07
- 12Waltz No. 12 in F Minor/A-Flat, Op. 70 No. 2: Tempo giusto03:18
- 13Waltz No. 13 in D-Flat, Op. 70 No. 3: Moderato02:50
- 14Waltz No. 16 in A-Flat, Op. posth. B. 2101:18
- 15Waltz No. 15 in E, Op. posth. B. 44: Tempo di valse02:36
- 16Waltz No.14 in E Minor, Op. Posth. B. 56: Vivace03:15
- 17Waltz No. 18, Op. posth. B. 133: Sostenuto02:09
- 18Waltz No. 19, Op. posth. B. 150: Allegretto03:02
Info for Chopin: Complete Waltzes
The life and career of Frederic Chopin, whom Claude Debussy described as a “man of generous ideas,” have elicited many writings, and have been the source of many legends, excessive tales, and caricatures. Chopin’s genius, expressed in many different manners, reveals the complex personality of a secretive musician who kept to himself but was also driven by an all-encompassing passion. “Externally I am joyful,” Chopin would confide, “but internally I am consumed. […] The pleasure of living, and immediately thereafter a desire for death.” In articles dedicated to Chopin in “La France Musicale” starting in February 1851, less than two years after the composer’s death, Liszt would speak to that effect: “Even tempered and jovial, he seldom let on to the secret convulsions that racked him.” Aside from exceptional virtuosity, Chopin’s music – which does not stem from any literary source – evokes in turn feelings of passion or enthusiasm, emotion or melancholy, perhaps owing to his estrangement from his native Poland, which he left in 1830 never to return. In the words of his friend Henri Heine, “his real homeland was the enchanted kingdom of fantasy.” Chopin dedicated the quasi-totality of his efforts to the piano, an instrument to which he gave a new voice, because he did not wish to dissipate his inspiration in the “hubbub” of the orchestra. He preferred concentrating on the delicate tonality of the keyboard instrument, with which he thoroughly identified. According to George Sand, “his creation was spontaneous, miraculous. He found it without looking for it, with no planning. It would come to his piano suddenly, complete and sublime. […] He never needed expansive means to express his genius.” Pianist George Mathias, a former student of Chopin’s, would say that his piano only ever existed under his fingers. It is no surprise that composer Charles Koelchin considered Chopin to be one the most authentic creators of modern music.
Aimo Pagin, piano
is one of the most important French pianists of his generation and is at home with solo and orchestral concerts on the largest podiums in the world. He was born in 1983 and received lessons at the age of seven at the Conservatory of Strasbourg with F. CLAUSTRE. Later he moved to the Conservatory of Colmar in the class of RENA SHERESHEVSKAYA.
In 2001 he came to the Conservatoire Superieur de musique de Genève, where he studied for three years with DOMINIQUE MERLET and graduated with a soloist diploma. He then went to the USA to work with the legendary pianist and piano pedagogue LEON FLEISHER.
He received further inspiration from RADU LUPU, MURRAY PERAHIA, ANDRAS SCHIFF, DAVID ZINMAN, DIMITRI BASHKIROV, MARIA TIPO, VLADIMIR FELTSMAN, PASCAL ROGE, and after graduating in 2004 began his continual rise to the world elite. At the age of 14 he won the 1st prize of the CONCOURS MUSICAL DE FRANCE. Since then he has won numerous prizes and awards in international piano competitions. Worthy of mention are the 3rd prize in the ENESCU international competition (Bucharest 2005), the 1st prize in the “Pemio pianistico PAUSILYPON” (Napoli 2006), the 3rd prize in the international competition “SULMONA” (2007), the 2nd prize in the ” Concorso pianistico di Tolmezzo »(2009) 2nd prize in« FERROL »international competition (Spain 2007), 2nd prize in« Premio Fausto Zadra »(Abano Terme 2010), 1st prize in« PREMIO PALMA D’ORO »(2010) ..
His interpretations of the classical, romantic and repertoire of the 20th century are always well received by the press and the public. Since then, Aimo Pagin’s career has been accelerating rapidly.
He performs in New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Amsterdamer Concertgebouw, the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, the Societa dei Concerti Milano, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles, the Esplanade Concert Hall (Singapore) and plays numerous renowned festivals such as the Festival de Radio-France Montpellier, Nuits musicales en Armagnac, Chopin Paris Festival, Musicales du Lubéron, St-Jean Cap Ferrat Festival, Ushuaia International Music Festival, Chopin Society Hannover, Mendelssohn Music Week Wengen, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Tibor Varga Festival Sion.
He performs with internationally renowned orchestras such as the Bucharest Philharmonic, Orchester National de Montpellier, NSO (New Symphony Orchestra), Berliner Symphoniker. With his mother, the great violinist SILVIA MARCOVICI, he gives regular chamber music concerts. Aimo Pagin recently jumped for the sick RADU LUPU in a concert with the Bucharest Philharmonic.
He has also recently performed the Swiss premiere of the Liszt Piano Concerto n.3, with the Symphony Orchestra Biel / Solothurn under Kaspar Zehnder. Radio recordings were made in collaboration with Südwestrundfunk and the BBC London. In September 2011, his first CD appeared in the trade, and contains piano pieces by the Norwegian composer Martin ROMBERG.
He now lives in Vienna and has officially become a Bösendorfer artist since May 2019, and in collaboration with the renowned piano house, French label PARATY (Paris) publishes Aimo Pagin’s second solo album with all the waltzes by F. Chopin.