Tune of the Day: Grande Valse Brillante
Frédéric Chopin composed his “Grande valse brillante” in E-flat major (“The Brilliant Grand Waltz”), Op. 18, in 1833, at the age of 23. Published one year later, this was his first published waltz composition for solo piano, even if he had already written at least sixteen other waltzes that were either destroyed or eventually published posthumously.
This fast waltz presents its young composer in a particularly extroverted mood. Surely the main theme of the work, introduced after a lively four-bar fanfare, is one of Chopin's most famous.
Thanks to Jonathan for suggesting this piece!