Chopin

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Muses and Musings
Frédéric Chopin and the Divine Therese Apponyi
On Sunday Afternoons between1833 and 1835, Frédéric Chopin frequently made his way to 107 rue Saint-Dominique in Paris. His destination was the Hotel de Monaco, sometimes called the Hôtel d’Eckmühl, which functioned as the home of the Austrian ambassador to
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Muses and Musings
Pauline Viardot and Frédéric Chopin
Located in the southern part of the historical province of Berry, south of the Loire Valley and west of Burgundy lies a region of gentle hills. And the village of Nohant, in the département of the Indre housed the family
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Minors of the Majors
Frédéric Chopin: Grand Duo Concertant
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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Minors of the Majors
Frédéric Chopin: Variations on a Theme by Rossini, B. 9
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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A journey through the piano music of Frédéric Chopin
On 4th September 2015, British pianist Warren Mailley-Smith embarks on year-long survey of the complete piano music of Frédéric Chopin through a series of 11 concerts at St John’s Smith Square, London.
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Chopin goes Pop
When classical music aficionados are surveyed on the most popular romantic composer, the name Frédéric Chopin invariably rises to the top. This is hardly surprising as Chopin’s music, ranging from wistful Waltzes and sensual Nocturnes to fiery Etudes and Sonatas,
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Old Wine in New Bottles
Chopin in the 20th Century
The first transcriptions of Chopin’s music appeared as early as the 1830s, shortly after the publication of the original compositions. In time, some 1500 composers took up the task, with some popular works transformed hundreds of times for all possible
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Hommage à Chopin
As a young critic, Robert Schumann famously introduced Frédéric Chopin to European audiences with the words, “Hats off, gentlemen, a genius!” In a later review on the Chopin piano concertos, Schumann suggested, “If the autonomous, mighty monarch of the North
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