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

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Chopin Currency - March 16, 2008

Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Chinese pianist hits all right notes in concert
Colorado Springs Gazette - Colorado Springs,CO,USA

Glowing review of pianist Joyce Yang's appearance with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic...

But it was her performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 that proved that she's also an assured and original interpreter. Above all, she's a master of ...
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San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA

Preview of "Pauline Viardot and Friends," a full-length theatrical celebration of Viardot's life and art presented by San Francisco Performances and hosted by Marilyn Horne:

"...Pauline Viardot, the brilliant and charismatic mezzo-soprano who conquered the stages - and boudoirs - of 19th century Europe over the course of a long and varied career. Who knows of her today?

Her intellectual gifts - she spoke six languages fluently - brought her the friendship of many of the leading cultural figures of the day, including Chopin, ...
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Chopin a la Midi:

Etude #1 (Chopin) revised

MIDI version of Chopin's Op. 10 No. 1 Etude:

One more pass on this one, this time with an enhanced bass part. I don't know how I would percuss. this one, but I may revisit this in the future. Trying to work out the EQ and compression, but I am still new at the FL Studio controls. ...
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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.