It was a November night…
Aimé Césaire, from And The Dogs Were Silent (tr. by A. James Arnold & Clayton Eshleman), 1958
Aimé Césaire, from Visitation (tr. by A. James Arnold & Clayton Eshleman)
Aimé Césaire, from The Great Noon (tr. by A. James Arnold & Clayton Eshleman)
Aimé Césaire, from Cahier d’un Retour au Pays Natal: CVIII (tr. by A. James Arnold & Clayton Eshleman)
E.E. Cummings, from “as is the sea marvelous”; Collected Poems: 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings, from “your little voice”; Collected Poems: 1904-1962
The Grande valse brillante in E-flat major, Op. 18, was composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1833 and published in 1834. This was his first published waltz composition for solo piano, although prior to 1834 he had written at least sixteen waltzes that were either destroyed or eventually published posthumously.
Opening bars of Op. 18 in E Flat Major.
Chopin also gave the title Grande valse brillante to the next three waltzes in the Op. 34 set, published in 1838.
In 1909, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky made an orchestral arrangement of this waltz for Sergei Diaghilev’s 1907 ballet Les Sylphides. Other composers who orchestrated this waltz for that ballet are Alexander Gretchaninov, Gordon Jacob, Roy Douglas, and Benjamin Britten.
Performer:Valentina Lisitsa.Wonderful rendition.