....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, February 14, 2008

The Chopin Currency - Feb. 14, 2008

Chopin News, Reviews, & Previews:

Finding the key Pianist marks 35 years of teaching
Waukegan News Sun - Waukegan,IL,USA
Frédéric Chopin wrote four scherzi for the piano. The first three are especially dark and dramatic. The composer Robert Schumann remarked of them, ...
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Virtuoso Chinese Pianist Yundi Li to Perform Recital
EVLiving - USA
As part of his Scottsdale program Li will perform Mozart's Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 330; Chopin's Four Mazurkas, Nos. 22 - 25, Op. 33; Chopin's Nocturne ...
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Chopin in the Blogosphere:

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announces 2008-09 season
Special concerts (non-subscription) Lang Lang plays Chopin with Maestro Järvi and the NJSO, providing a rare opportunity to hear one of classical music's brightest stars perform both of Frédéric Chopin's elegant and affecting concertos. ...
Home News Tribune - News - http://www.thnt.com

In-Ae Ha on Chopin
By Alan Brandt
Today’s Lunchtime Classics artist, In-Ae Ha, shares her thoughts on Chopin with the From the Top folks. You can read the short interview here. In-Ae appeared on From the Top in 2005, after winning our Young Artists Competition.
Classical 90.5 - http://www.wuol.org/CMS

Noteworks in the hands of a real composer. And, Chopin!
By John Umbaugh
Too many rounds, at the very end. It certainly sounds unique, though. By the way, the Chopin song that was the source of the transliteration can be viewed here. The relevant part starts around 0:31. ...
citym.org/ue - http://citym.org/ue/

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....is a roundup of all things Chopin leading up to the 200th anniversary of the matchless Polish composer for the piano in March 2010.