....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 2, 2008

The Chopin Currency - March 2, 2008

Chopin News, Reviews, & Previews:

Pianist enamored of works by Chopin

Toradze Piano Studio graduate Ketevan Badridze rediscovers Chopin: "Chopin is one of my favorite composers, and I have not performed him for a long, long time, and I decided to work on that one," she says. "It's not very often now that you will hear Chopin in recitals. ... Chopin, they are forgetting about. I am more Romantic in my style, and Chopin is one of my favorite composers. I have not performed Chopin in 10 years, and I decided to return to him."

South Bend Tribune - South Bend,IN,USA
SOUTH BEND -- Ketevan Badridze chose Chopin's Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Opus 58, first when she set about putting together a program for her annual faculty ...
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Chopin in the Blogosphere:

Review: Pascal Rogé

Letter V, "The Virginia Classical Music Blog," reviews a recital appearance at Virginia Commonwealth University by "the eminent French pianist," who turns "what could have been a didactic exercise – a survey of the forms of piano music that Chopin bequeathed to subsequent generations of French composers – into two long suites of exquisite pianism and well-judged stylistic contrast."

By Clarke Bustard(Clarke Bustard)
Rogé began with three examples of the nocturne, with Chopin’s unusually stark, even severe Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1, bracketed by the more sensuous first nocturnes of Fauré and Poulenc. He went on to contrast three waltzes ...
Letter V - http://letterv.blogspot.com/

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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.