Sheet Music: Waltz in C-sharp minor

TitleWaltz in C-sharp minor
from Trois valses, Op. 64
Opus numberOp. 64, No. 2
ComposerFrédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC-sharp minor
RangeC#4–C#7
Time signature3/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time2:15
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-11-07
Last updated2011-11-07
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Monday 7 November 2011

Tune of the Day: Waltz in C-sharp minor

by Frédéric Chopin, transcribed for solo flute

This waltz was published in 1847, together with the famous Minute Waltz. Strikingly Slavic in tone, this piece is marked “Tempo giusto” (“at the right tempo”), but one hardly ever hears this work played without a heavy dose of rubato. The “veiled melancholy”, as critic James Huneker called it, of the primary melody is unrivaled among Chopin's works.

The piece consists of three main themes: a tempo giusto with a walking pace feel, a faster theme stated in running eighth notes, and a slower theme in D-flat major.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Minute Waltz Flute & Piano