Waltz Op. 69, No. 2 was composed by Frédéric Chopin for solo piano in the year 1829, although published posthumously. The main theme is in the key of B minor and is marked with an overall tempo of Moderato. It is one of several works that the composer hoped would be burnt upon his death.
The piece is largely melancholic and changes to B major and again reverts to the original theme. It is not technically demanding and is one of Chopin’s better known pieces.
Performer:Vladimir Ashkenazy, he performs this Chopin waltz the best i think.
This waltz is one of my favorites.Elegant and Beautiful.
Theme A tempo giustochordal with a walking pace feel;
Theme B più mosso (faster) — theme stated in running eighth notes, with all harmony in the left hand.
Theme C più lento (slower) — a sostenuto in the parallel key of C♯ minor (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
The overall layout of the piece is A B C B A B. In an orchestrated version, it forms part of the ballet Les Sylphides.
Performer:Arthur Rubinstein, one of the best in Chopin terms.