....a roundup of Chopiniana: current news, views, reviews, recordings and performances in the runup to the 200th birthday of the matchless Polish keyboard composer.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Chopin Currency: Jan. 31, 1008

Chopin in the News:

Poland to Broadway
Worcester News - Worcester News, UK
In the first section Chopin was shown as a composer of songs in particular, which Wendy sang in excellent Polish. Narzeczony was a strongly accentuated ...
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Chopin in the Blogosphere:

Horowitz Town Hall Recital of May 19, 1947: Chopin and Liszt
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Classical: Chopin Opus 23. in G minor by ckrohm
Another all time great of Chopin. I didn't use any compressor on this as I wanted to keep everything as authentic as possible. So be careful, the dynamics are quite something for your speakers. The reverb comes from the Logic's Space ...
iCompositions Music - http://www.icompositions.com/music

La Corda d'Oro * (The Best Anime)
Tsuchiura: Frédéric Chopin - Revolutionary. - Fuyuumi: Robert Schumann - Three Romances No.2. Music Played On The Final Selection. - Hino: Franz Schubert - Ave Maria. - Tsukimori: Niccolò Paganini - Caprice No.24. ...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Chopin Currency: Jan. 30, 2008

Chopin in the News:

2 Cents Worth: Jan. 29, 2008
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
In an answer to that question about whether mentally ill people can be successful: Chopin, Mozart and Albert Einstein all were diagnosed with bipolar. ...
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Chopin in the Blogosphere:

Chopin Piano Recital Decca 8517 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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via http://www.flickr.com/photos/eriknitsche/384914809/
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I never realized that Frédéric Chopin was a badass
By hazardswake(hazardswake)
But it turns out he is, seriously. Dude is lethal with a cane.
- http://hazardswake.livejournal.com/

VIP - I Like Chopin (1993)
By marlena lecuyer(marlena lecuyer)
1. I Like Chopin (Extended mix) 2. I Just Wanna Say (Original edit) 3. I Like Chopin (Club mix) 4. Super Chopin Parade (Computer mix) Download this album from mp3skyone.com (DRM-Free, compatible with iTunes and Windows Media Player) ...
netaudio marlena lecuyer - http://netaudiomarlenalecuyer.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Chopin Currency - Jan. 29, 2008

Chopin In the News:

Chopin, With Progenitors and Progeny
New York Times - United States
In a brief program note Mr. Goode called the concert “a kind of homage to Chopin.” In practice, this meant surrounding Chopin’s works with music by German ...
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Hamelin takes his piano off-roading
Boston Globe - United States
The second half began with some beautifully supple Chopin (Barcarolle, Op. 60 and Ballade No. 3) and proceeded with Liszt arrangements of more Chopin and ...
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Why hospitals make you sick
Independent - London,England,UK
Colin Ludlow is not so sure There is a scene in one of Ken Russell's musical biographies where the consumptive Chopin coughs up blood over his piano. ...
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Art Talk: Which is the best single piano piece ever written?
The Capital Times - Madison,WI,USA
Lately, my music of choice has been the Ballades of Frederic Chopin (in a photograph, taken near the end of his life in 1849, at left). ...
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Premiera "Living With The Classics"
Onet.pl - Poland
Fryderyk Chopin "Sonata No. 2" in B-Flat Major, Mvt. 4 (Presto) Flavio Varani, piano 11. Modest Moussorgsky "Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks" from Pictures ...
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Chopin In the Blogosphere:

CHOPIN - Thru Chopins' Eyes
Lecture & Piano Recital: Classical Romantic Music:Chopin: Join us for an unusual view into the history of Poland and Paris through the eyes of Chopin in the 1800's. Through his aristocratic Polish friends, Chopin knew the influential ...
Massachusetts Performers & Programs... - http://www.semls.org/performer/index.asp

Music calms dogs in animal shelters
By Therese
For dogs, a growing body of research indicates they bark less and suffer fewer anxiety attacks when listening to Bach, Schubert and Chopin. In the Inland area, piped-in chamber music, concertos and sonatas waft through county animal ...
The PetsitUSA.com Blog - http://petsitusa.com/blog

Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58
By The Avant Gardener
Martha Argerich: Chopin - Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58 - I. Allegro maestoso (composed 1844, recorded 1965), from the Martha Argerich Plays Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recording (EMI, 1999)
Good Vibrato - http://goodvibrato.org

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Chopin Currency - Jan. 28, 2008

Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews

Stark-Iochmans: No flash, but a workmanlike effort
Providence Journal - Providence,RI,USA
Stark-Iochmans turned to Chopin to close out the afternoon, the composer’s Fourth Ballade in F Minor. Again this contained some beautiful playing, ...
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Chopin: Waltzes, Impromptus
By Bl'ogre(Bl'ogre)
This RCA Red Seal CD boasts Arthur Rubinstein's interpretation of Chopin. I would have to admit that it is until these recordings that I have a new feeling regarding Chopin. Before, I enjoyed the virtuous line as a chain of fioriture, ...
BListener's Choice - http://blistener.blogspot.com/

Chopin Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2
By Candy Mok(Candy Mok)
By Yundi Li.
Cotton Candyland - http://candymok.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Chopin Currency - Jan. 27, 2008

Pianist to continue long history of performances in city
NewsOK.com (subscription) - Oklahoma City,OK,USA
Ohlsson remains the only American pianist to have won the Chopin competition. Schumann's 1845 piano concerto straddles the classical and romantic periods. ...
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Belbin and Agosto take fifth straight dance title
Sports Network - USA
1 in the world in dance rankings, picked up 216.07 points during the free dance thanks to a program featuring the music of Frederic Chopin. ...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Chopin Currency - Jan. 26, 2008

Chopin News, Reviews & Previews:

A certain sameness mars an otherwise fine recital
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA
His Chopin mazurka had a preestablished framework that would encourage dynamism: The choice of mazurkas encompassed the composer's Polish nationalist side ...
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A virtuoso strives to outgrow his niche
Boston Globe - United States
"But at the same time, Mozart and Chopin and Schumann and Schubert and Haydn and Beethoven are just as essential a part of me as a musician. ...
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Gustavo Romero: The measure of a sonata
The Desert Sun - Palm Springs,CA,USA
The (anniversary) of Chopin's death, I played a Chopin cycle. Then there was the Bach in 2000. It was an outgrowth of these anniversary years that I did the ...
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This is Nottingham - Nottingham,England,UK
While studying in Paris he met Berlioz, Chopin and Liszt. He visited England in 1843 and settled here five years later, becoming the first to play all ...
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Friday, January 25, 2008

The Chopin Currency: Jan. 25, 2008

‘George Gershwin Alone’ is more cabaret act than play
Cleveland Jewish News - Cleveland,OH,USA
Following the run of “George Gershwin Alone,” Hershey Felder appears as “Monsieur Chopin” Feb. 7-10. 216-795-7000 or www.clevelandplayhouse.com.
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Herz: Piano Music, Philip Martin
Guardian Unlimited - UK
By the middle of the century, though, tastes had changed; keyboard brilliance was no longer fashionable and the more enduring virtues of works by Chopin, ...
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Guest Pianist to perform at ECU
Ada Evening News - Ada,OK,USA
Internationally known French pianist Hugues Leclère will perform works by Scarlatti, Bellini and Chopin in a concert at 7:30 pm Sunday, Jan. ...
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Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Chopin Currency: Jan. 24, 2008

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Concert series to present piano recital
Caledon Citizen - Caledon,Ontario,Canada
He will present a recital that will include etudes, preludes and concerti by Chopin, Bach, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. The concert takes place at St. James ...
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Remembering Rubinstein
Times Online - UK
And Chopin flowed from his fingers like clear, sweet water. Time was honoured in the music's heartbeat; yet time also seemed suspended. ...
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Dutch symphony

Times of India - India
... Steiner on the piano, violin and viola respectively, brought to life compositions of masters like Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Brahms and Scharwenka. ...
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Overseas Vietnamese pianist play in HCMC
Thanh Nien Daily - Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam
The 21-year-old musician, Van Anh, will play pieces by Mozart and Chopin at the event co-organized by the Australian Consulate-General. ...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Chopin Currency - Jan. 23, 2008

Goode aces test of Chopin mazurkas
Chicago Tribune, United States - Jan 21, 2008
By John von Rhein | Tribune critic January 22, 2008 Richard Goode styled his absorbing recital Sunday at Orchestra Hall as a homage to Chopin, ...

Goode sounded great in Chopin Society recital
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN - Jan 14, 2008
The pianist Richard Goode built a program around the music of Chopin, and delivered superbly. By LARRY FUCHSBERG, Special to the Star Tribune Richard ...
Eternal Sonata
Netjak - Jan 22, 2008
Only a few have come close to emulating the poetry of life with a mechanical instrument; Frederic Francois Chopin is but one of them. ..

Howland Chamber Music Circle's Piano Festival 2008 Continues
Putnam County News and Recorder (subscription), NY - Jan 22, 2008
... in the Naumburg International Piano Competition, as well as special prizes of the Chopin Society in Warsaw, and the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon. ...
Pianist's interpretations uneven but
Waterloo Record, Canada - Jan 21, 2008
Puzzlingly, Goode placed Chopin works at three different locations, forgoing the obvious ordering of performing them back-to-back. ...

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