Chopin Grande Valse Brillante Op. 18 No. 1 – Thomas Heywood

Thomas Heywood performs his own transcription of Chopin\’s Grande Valse Brillante – Waltz No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 18, on Australia\’s newest Grand Concert Organ. Recorded live at the Grand Organ Concert in Aikman Hall, Haileybury on Sunday 21 November 2010. Grand Concert Organ Aikman Hall – Haileybury Melbourne – Australia Originally built in 1887 for Perth City Hall, Scotland by Scottish organ builder John R. Miller and rebuilt in 1957 by the famous English firm led by Henry Willis III, this historic large 4-manual instrument was gifted to Australia\’s largest school, Haileybury, Melbourne by the Royal Burgh of Perth. With Thomas Heywood as Consultant, the Western Australian firm of Pipe Organs WA rebuilt and installed the instrument in Aikman Hall – Haileybury\’s large concert hall, after the instrument had sat silent for many years in Scotland. Housed behind new twin cases divided in the hall\’s side galleries – an unusual location for a concert organ – this unique instrument\’s luxuriously romantic sound has to be heard to be believed! The Grand Concert Organ in Aikman Hall, Haileybury was opened by Thomas Heywood on Sunday 17 May 2009. Launched at the opening concert, the must-have premiere recording on Australia\’s newest Grand Concert Organ – “Sleeping Beauty Awakes!” – really does awaken this stunning “Sleeping Beauty”! Thomas Heywood\’s “beyond brilliant” performances of some of the greatest music of all time will rouse the spirits in a programme from Bach to Offenbach

Chopin: Grande Sonate No.1 sheet music is available for immediate download.

Chopin, Trois Nouvelle Etude No.1 in F minor

At Saitama Art Theater. This video recorded from the second floor of the shoebox type hall. The grand piano that I played is Steinway D274.