Frédéric Chopin

Waltz for piano No. 10 in B minor, Op. 69/2, CT. 216

    Description by Blair Johnston

    Frédéric Chopin's Deux Valses, Op.69, were not published during his lifetime, and in fact are products of his earlier days. A rather clear distinction can be made between those of the composer's waltzes that could potentially be used for actual dancing purposes and those which serve more purely musical functions. In the Opus 69 publication, only the latter category is represented. The Valse in B minor, Op.69, No.2 was composed in 1829, and is one of several works that the composer hoped would be burnt upon his death (his wishes, as composers' wishes about such matters so often are, were ignored). It is a melancholy work with three primary melodies and a somewhat more optimistic middle section. Although popular, this should not be considered one of Chopin's important compositions.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2018 Menuetto Classics
    2018 Menuetto Classics
    2018 GHA Classical GHA 126075
    2017 IBA [Idil Biret Archives] 8501503
    2017 ATMA Classique ACD 22728
    2017 Classic FM / Decca CFMFW 123
    2017 Decca / Eloquence ELQ 4826291
    2017 Gramola 99146
    2017 Chain Effect Records CE 01
    2017 Decca 4832500
    2016 Erato 555255
    2015 K-Tel 136155
    2015 Bella Musica BM 312462
    2015 Chandos CHAN 10852
    2014 AAO Music / Imperial Classics UMMC81282
    2014 Alison Smith Music
    2014 Alison Smith Music LNHAS 90550
    2013 Decca
    2013 Doremi Records DHR 79945
    2013 Warner Classics 2564651479
    2013 Fryderyk Chopin Institute NIFCCD 207
    2013 Urlicht / Urlicht Audiovisual 5997
    2013 EMI Classics / Warner Classics 5099901924
    2012 Rogue / Rogue Enterprises
    2012 Warner Classics 695496
    2012 Warner Classics
    2012 Hänssler Classic CD 94612
    2012 Nimbus / Nimbus Alliance NI 6184
    2012 Zephyr / Zephyr Records Z 13610
    2012 Belmondo 53
    2012 Decca 4784006
    2012 Concerto / Zebralution
    2011 Warner Classics
    2011 EMI Classics / Warner Classics 5099994983425
    2011 Newton Classics 8802076
    2011 EMI Classics 5099909879225
    2011 EMI Classics / Warner Classics 5099908518620
    2011 Estonian Record Productions ERP 4211
    2011 Opus KURA 7054/5
    2011 Cembal d'amour 156
    2011 EMI Classics / Warner Classics 5099908216229
    2011 Fryderyk Chopin Institute NIFCCD000020
    2010 EMI Classics / EMI Music Distribution / Warner Classics 5099945851
    2010 Gramola 98899
    2010 EMI Classics / Warner Classics 5099996711
    2010 Decca
    2010 Hyperion 55381
    2010 Harmonia Mundi 2901927
    2010 Fryderyk Chopin Institute 5
    2010 Decca
    2010 EMI Classics 659302B
    2010 Teldec
    2010 Naxos 857809092
    2010 Opus KURA 7056
    2010 GMG Entertainment
    2010 Decca
    2010 Decca 14806
    2009 Deutsche Grammophon / Universal Music Classics and Jazz 001382602
    2009 EMI Classics
    2009 Documents / Membran 232582
    2009 Documents 222913
    2009 APR (Appian) 6008
    2008 Music & Arts 1210
    2008 EMI Classics / EMI Classics France 8266582
    2008 ZYX Classics 100522
    2008 EMI Classics 5628192
    2008 Bella Musica / Zebralution
    2008 EMI Classics / Warner Classics 5099920731
    2008 Warner Classics & Jazz 2564 695498
    2008 Sony Classical Essential Classics 731846
    2007 HDC 40300
    2007 Decca
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    2006 Deutsche Grammophon 4762158
    2006 Harmonia Mundi 901927
    2006 Warner Classics
    2006 RCA 67892
    2006 Sourecords 3872
    2006 St. Clair 5092/20
    2005 Vox Cameo 8807
    2005 SPJ Music 5651
    2005 CFP 568969/70
    2005 MSR Classics 1133
    2005 Platinum Disc 3769
    2005 EMI Music Distribution 58025
    2005 Platinum Entertainment 3782
    2005 Vanguard Classics 1764
    2005 EMI Music Distribution / Warner Classics 7243586826
    2005 Platinum Entertainment 3723
    2005 Platinum Entertainment 34842
    2005 Platinum Entertainment 3487
    2004 Haenssler 98472
    2004 EMI Music Distribution 85807
    2004 EMI Music Distribution 62820
    2004 Platinum Disc / Platinum Entertainment 1709
    2004 St. Clair 31292
    2004 St. Clair 31342
    2004 Yuko Ohigashi yuko7
    2003 Philips 4722592
    2003 Decca 000054802
    2003 Arabesque 6757
    2003 Forlane 126817
    2003 EMI Classics
    2003 Essential Classics / St. Clair 31002
    2003 Philips 475029
    2003 Decca 000477
    2003 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 40285
    2003 IDIS 6397/9
    2003 Laserlight 40020
    2003 Delta Distribution 40094
    2002 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 40184
    2002 Centaur Records 2791
    2002 Vox 90110
    2001 EHcoustic Music
    2001 Decca
    2001 Angel Records 74283
    2000 Camerata Records 28CM586
    2000 Live Classics 302
    2000 Platinum Disc / Platinum Entertainment 1737
    2000 Fine Classics 4406
    2000 Concas/Mondragon / Concas-Mondragon Prod 89982
    2000 EMI Classics 65166
    2000 Direct Source 6560
    2000 Laserlight 15816
    2000 Laserlight 14376
    1999 Vox 1450
    1999 Platinum Disc / Platinum Entertainment 1454
    1999 Platinum Entertainment 1846
    1999 Marquis Classics 81235
    1999 EMI Music Distribution 66956
    1999 Platinum Entertainment 2009
    1999 Platinum Disc / Platinum Entertainment 1438
    1999 Platinum Disc / Platinum Entertainment 1713
    1999 Platinum Disc / Platinum Entertainment 1980
    1999 Deutsche Grammophon 4237732
    1998 Transworld 0136
    1998 Transworld 0139
    1998 Penguin Classics 460614
    1998 Decca 4603222
    1998 Platinum Disc / Platinum Entertainment 1042
    1998 Forlane 16780
    1998 Teldec 21089
    1998 Capriccio Records 10748
    1998 Deutsche Grammophon 457992
    1998 Enterprise 264
    1997 Eclipse Records 64354
    1997 Teldec 0630-12361-2
    1997 Magic Talent 48036
    1997 Arkadia 78501
    1997 BX 99332
    1996 Vox 8807
    1996 London 444830
    1996 Par Excellence/St. Clair 24262
    1995 Madacy 5642
    1995 Seraphim UK 568528
    1995 Madacy 9116
    1994 Erato 92887
    1994 Madacy 1036
    1994 BMG 62533
    1992 EMI Music Distribution 67359
    1992 RCA 61265
    1992 Madacy 56424
    1991 EMI Music Distribution 767163/5
    1990 Decca / London 4177982
    RFCM Symphony Orchestra
    Spectacle Entertainment 20008
    EMI Classics 14124
    Erato 45213
    Forlane 16550
    Lontano
    Erato
    Sirio 530014
    Water's Edge 101
    Decca 417045
    EMI Classics 66222
    EMI Music Distribution 69802
    Teldec
    Pineapple Music
    Special Music Company 4970
    Classic CD 109
    MSR Records 1188
    Deutsche Grammophon 431996
    Band A Part 208
    Eroica Distribution 3080
    Deutsche Grammophon 476820
    London 443810/4
    Pearl 9457
    Brioso Recordings 125
    Classical Records 017
    Excelsior Recordings 31140
    IMP Classics 18137
    Laserlight 15989
    Decca 475 8091DB5