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

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Chopin Currency - Feb. 18, 2008

Chopin News, Reviews, & Previews:

A touch of Old Vienna

The Vienna New Year's Day Concert transported to the Philippines, featuring Filipino pianist Rudolf Golez, sole prize winner of the Chopin competition in Kuala Lumpur....
Inquirer.net - Philippines
28 and Frederic Chopin’s “Grand Polonaise Brillante” and “Spianoto.” Proceeds of the concert will go to the GeoChrist Foundation Inc., which seeks to make ...
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The life of a piano maestro

Sunday paper feature from India...
Deccan Herald - Bangalore,India
Marianne de Nazareth writes about the short life and career of piano maestro Frederic Chopin. If you are a romantic, there is nothing nicer than listening ...
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Gallagher is far from typical

Interesting piano recital in Red Bank, NJ from pianist Kimball Gallagher.
Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park,NJ,USA
Along with these lesser-known pieces will be traditional piano fare, highlighted by a set of mazurkas by Frederic Chopin. Gallagher is of a new breed of ...
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Piano Virtuosos to Give Solo Recitals
More Chopin Prizewinners in concert...Lim Dong-hyek plays in Seoul...
Korea Times - South Korea
The 23-year-old made headlines when he shared the third prize in the 2006 International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition with his brother Dong-min. ...

Chopin in the Blogosphere:

trail of destruction

Something about moving pianos around....

Nonstarving Artists - USA
Pianist errantry was afoot, and I was completely submerged in the Chopin I was playing. The keyboard was a map to the canyons of my mind. ...
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I hate Chopin

And now, for an opposing viewpoint....

By Antonio De Felice(Antonio De Felice)
I simply hate Chopin. Being a pianist, this sounds a bit like a blasphemy. i want philosophy in music, from the irony of Prokofiev to the architecture of Bach... but Chopin's music, bourgeois music for middle class who pretended to be ...
The blog of Antonio De Felice - http://adf-pisa.livejournal.com/

Bass Lesson: "Piano Study Brahms Etude-chopin Var" by Jon Hermansen

A string-bass instruction site using Chopin-a-la-Brahms to teach a lesson...

Style: Classical. Difficulty: Ridiculous. Not really practical, however very important concepts-continue:Please dont get caught up in the complexity, it is not worth it. Just focus on the message of the lesson.
New Bass Lessons - http://www.activebass.com/default.asp?src=ld

Chopin Photos & Images:

Chopin monument
By Ziutograf
Chopin monument Famous Chopin monument in Lazienki Park. Warsaw, Poland. More in Warsaw lightbox: My Park scenes lightbox.
iStockphoto.com - Newest Uploads - http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php?view=full

Frédéric Chopin
By nobody@flickr.com (Jauss)
Jauss posted a photo:. Frédéric Chopin.
Photos from Jauss - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaus/

Chopin Downloads of Dubious Legality:

dwnld: more Fiorentino plays Chopin
Summary: More Fiorentino playing Chopin. ... From Saga XID 5016 19 waltzes and the ... ecossaises op.72c. ... The playing is fabulous, the recording quality is ...
- http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Rec/rec.music.classical.recordings

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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.