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The fastest piano playing ever Barry Lyndon style

An unofficial world piano playing speed record. Jozef Kapustka plays Chopin Minute waltz in 58 seconds. This represents roughly over 750 notes per minute or approximately 13 notes per second. Although there is not a slightest trace of evidence that Chopin intended the piece to be played at a supersonic speed, it has been a hard to die fantasm of many generations of pianists to “make it” in or under 1 minute. Even though actually possible to physically accomplish in a more or less successful manner it remains nevertheless a little convincing and somehow confusing stunt that is totally unjustified musically and artistically. Recorded live in March 2011. A musical joke that does not constitute a valid performance nor was intended as such. Consultation: Yuki Takahashi and Yuko Hitsumoto. The Waltz in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, popularly known as the Minute Waltz, and also Valse du petit chien, is a waltz for solo piano by Frédéric Chopin. It is dedicated to the Countess Delfina Potocka.Chopin wrote the waltz in 1847 and had it published by Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig the same year, as the first of the Trois Valses, Op. 64. The second waltz is in the enharmonic parallel minor key of C sharp minor.The piece is given the tempo marking Molto vivace. The waltz is a playful piece, more so than any of Chopin’s other waltzes. Camille Bourniquel, one of Chopin’s biographers, reminds the reader that Chopin got the inspiration for this waltz as he was watching a small dog chase its

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