Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Valse-caprice in D major

Op. 4, TH126

About this work...

Brief as it is, this five-minute-long waltz was Tchaikovsky's most substantial piano piece to date. Its first subject is, indeed, capricious, wandering up and down the keyboard and subject to as much rubato as the pianist cares to provide. A tranquillo section provides little contrast, inviting the soloist to forge rig... read more