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Frédéric Chopin: Arranging the poet of the piano
Frédéric Chopin was not only one of the greatest pianists the world has ever known, he also left the finest body of music for his instrument. “In my music,” he once remarked, “one can divine the restlessness of the artist.”
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Composer’s Pianos: Chopin’s pianos
The Alex Cobbe collection in England is the largest collection of composers’ piano in the world. Three of the most important pieces of the collection are the pianos owned by Chopin, each of which was used during the final year
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J.M.W. Turner and Frédéric Chopin –
Visions of Modernity in Art and Music
The recently released film, ‘Mr. Turner’, by Mike Leigh focuses on the last 25 years of James Turner’s (1775-1849) life, the height of Turner’s career. The film opens with a beautiful Dutch landscape scene, with the sun rising at dawn,
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In the Night: Pascal Amoyel and Chopin’s Nocturnes
Although it has an older meaning, when we think of the “nocturne” we think of Frederic Chopin. He took his inspiration from the Irish composer John Field whose works were the first to take the title to the piano. A
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…les sons et les parfums
Debussy meets Chopin
Claude Debussy: La plus que lente (Valse) From …les sons et les parfumsDebussy meets Chopin (2013) Released by Harmonia Mundi Claude Debussy: La plus que lente (Valse)Chopin and Debussy: two seekers of the absolute who, in their art distilled to
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Chopin: 19 Polish Songs
Chopin: 19 Polish Songs – No. 13. Dumkas: Nie ma czego trzeba (There is no need) From Chopin: 19 Polish Songs (1999) Released by CD Accord/Naxos Chopin: 19 Polish Songs – No. 13. Dumkas: Nie ma czego trzeba (There is
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Youthful Poetry
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Philadelphia OrchestraEugene OrmandyArthur Rubinstein The Polish-Russian War of 1830/31 was essentially an armed rebellion of a politically partitioned Poland against the Russian Empire. Although the Polish resistance was able to achieve some minor victories, the Imperial Russian Army quickly crushed
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Rags to Riches – Folk in the Chopin Mazurkas
Without doubt, one of the greatest and most important composers for piano was Frederic Chopin. His groundbreaking harmonies, forms and textures make him one of the most prominent names associated with piano music. With the exception of a couple of
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