A pedagogical analysis of Chopin's Waltzes, op. 64 & op. 69
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The purpose of this project is to provide a pedagogical analysis of Chopin Waltzes, Opus 64 (no. 1 in D-flat Major, no. 2 in C-sharp Minor, and no. 3 in A-flat Major) and Opus 69 (no. 1 in A-flat Major and no. 2 in B Minor). These five waltzes represent excellent repertoire selections for developing pianists. These waltzes exist in several extant versions, so this study will be useful in informing teachers of the different editions available and explaining the differences between them. Additionally, this project will delve into Chopin’s background as a teacher, dancer, and dance accompanist, and will draw from Chopin’s own pedagogical philosophy for pedagogical suggestions regarding these five waltzes.