Dora’s project “The different Waltz” (“Alles Walzer, einmal anders!”) contains an unique selection of Waltzes, some of which very famous, while others are a challenging discovery for every music lover. At the very beginning of the concert program, Dora Deliyska preents “hidden” Valses by Ligeti and Bartok and on this way manages to create an unexpected musical experience. Ligeti`s Waltz is a rhythmical provocation, where the composer sometimes skupis the third beat – the most important characteristics of this dance. Bartok is including in his piano cycle “14 bagatelles” a Waltz, that is fast, wild and with provocative harmonies. The musical journey continues with impressionistic sounds by Debussy, leading to the core of the program – “La Valse” by Ravel. Deliyska has been working thoroughly with the orchestral score and her interpretation is based on the different instruments, rater than the piano sound.

The second half of the program starts with pure music by Schubert – selected Waltzes, then exploring how Liszt transcribed aValse by Schubert. The diabolic “Mephisto Walzer” brings passionate and virtuosic note in the bigger picture of the program. At the very end, the listener lands back to the Viennese style of waltzing, with the brilliant and virtuosic transcription by Adolf Schulz – Evler of the most famous viennese Waltz “the Blue Danube”.

The different Waltz is a unique musical journey, explorin the piano to the highest of its technical abilities and sound ideas.

photo by Mischa Nawrata

Alles Walzer, einmal anders!

György Ligeti

Allegro con spirito (Musica Ricercata. Elf Stücke für Klavier Nr. 3) (1951–1953)

Tempo di valse (Musica Ricercata. Elf Stücke für Klavier Nr. 4) (1951–1953)

Mesto. Parlando (Musica Ricercata. Elf Stücke für Klavier Nr. 2) (1951–1953)

Béla Bartók

Bagatelle Sz 38/3 (14 Bagatellen) (1908)

Bagatelle Sz 38/4 (14 Bagatellen) (1908)

Bagatelle Sz 38/14 (14 Bagatellen) (1908)

Claude Debussy

Hommage à Haydn (1909)

Élégie (1915)

La plus que lente. Valse (1910)

Maurice Ravel

La Valse. Poème chorégraphique (Fassung für Klavier) (1919–1920)


Franz Schubert

Walzer cis-moll D 365/27 (36 Originaltänze »Erste Walzer«)

Walzer H-Dur D 365/22 (36 Originaltänze »Erste Walzer«) (1816–1821)

Franz Liszt

Soirée de Vienne. Valse caprice S 427/6 (Bearbeitung für Klavier nach Franz Schubert) (1846–1852)

Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke. Mephisto-Walzer Nr. 1 S 514 (1859–1861)

Frédéric Chopin

Valse h-moll op. 69/2 (1829)

Valse e-moll op. posth. BI 56 (1830)

Adolf Schulz-Evler

Arabesken über Themen des Walzers »An der schönen blauen Donau« (1867)