Chopin

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The Women in Chopin’s Life: His Mother, Sister, Colleagues, and More
When we think about the great composers, it’s easy to imagine them as super-geniuses isolated in their own little rarefied world. But of course, the great composers were only human, living and working alongside other humans. Almost all of the
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A Powerful Documentary
Chopin: I am Not Afraid of Darkness
A very special documentary entitled Chopin: I am Not Afraid of Darkness illustrates the power of music to transform people of all cultures. The film received an award at the 59th Golden Prague International Festival and is being screened worldwide
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Frédéric Chopin and George Sand: The Real Story Behind Their Relationship
It’s one of the most romanticized love affairs in music history: dashing cross-dressing woman novelist George Sand becomes obsessed with, and then seduces, the sickly consumptive pianist-composer Frédéric Chopin. But how much of this story is real, and how much
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What Happened to Chopin’s Beloved Composer Sister Ludwika Jędrzejewicz?
Throughout the history of classical music, it’s common to find examples of talented sibling pairs. (In fact, we wrote about some of the forgotten musical siblings) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart worshiped his older sister Maria Anna Mozart as a child, and
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From the Country to the Salon: Chopin’s Mazurka No. 1
Polish identity and dance have had a strong effect internationally. We may no longer dance the Polska or the Mazurka, but the Waltz and the Polka still have their day. From Poland in the 16th century to America in the
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22 Nocturnes for Chopin
By Women Composers
This new anthology is a result of EVC Music’s #CallToWomenComposers worldwide search for talented but not yet published women composers and includes new piano works by twenty-two women composers inspired by Chopin’s Nocturnes. The project was initiated by Rose McLachlan,
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Chopin for Beginners: 12 Pieces to Make You Love Chopin
Chopin’s Biography for Beginners Frédéric Chopin was born in present-day Poland in 1810. He was famous for a few things: • He wrote a lot of emotional solo piano music at a time when composers proved their seriousness by writing
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The Music of Poetry
Chopin’s Polish Songs
Frédéric Chopin was not only one of the greatest pianists the world had ever known, he also left us the finest body of music for his instrument. The so-called “poet of the piano” left us with nearly 250 fabulous works,
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