....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, March 3, 2008

The Chopin Currency - March 3, 2008

Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Eternal Sonata

Five-star review for new video game inspired by Chopin:

"The environments in Eternal Sonata are also stunning. Everything from a wide open field to the sewers below a city looks like something out of a beautiful dream world, which is precisely what this is.

Eternal Sonata takes place in a dream; the dream of famous composer Frederic Francois Chopin. Chopin is on his death bed and is in a state of intense dreaming. In his dream world, those who are terminally ill have the ability to use magic. Because of this, anyone who uses magic is shunned in the community.

Chopin enters the dream world not sure of where he is, or even if the world he is in is really a dream at all. He meets Polka, a terminally ill 14-year old girl who realizes she does not have much time to live. She is determined to go on a quest and help the world she lives in with the time that she has remaining. Chopin elects to go with her to find out where exactly he is. Along the way, an unlikely cast of characters join together on an epic quest.

If you can't tell by now, Eternal Sonata contains a lot of musically themed places and characters. This is highly appropriate, however, because of the incredible audio quality of the game. Eternal Sonata is beautiful, but it is also a game in which the sound quality is on the same level as the graphics.

Everything from characters' voices to the music of the game is crisp, clear, and incredibly well done. Scenes of tranquility are not only enhanced, but brought to life by the outstanding piano work, performed by Stanislav Bunin.

Nice outfit, so very retro classic. Eternal Sonata has incredible graphics, amazing sound, and one of the most original stories of any RPG...."

GameIndustry.com - Washington,DC,USA
Eternal Sonata takes place in a dream; the dream of famous composer Frédéric François Chopin. Chopin is on his death bed and is in a state of intense ...
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Chopin in the Photosphere:

Tomb of Chopin

Click on the link to see the Chopin memorial in Paris. "Everytime I have been to visit his tomb there have always been fresh flowers on it. ..."

By nobody@flickr.com (*~Laura~*)
Scanned from film, I've uploaded these pics from Pere Lachaise in Paris for my contact *wanderlust* aka Phoebe who is going to this awesome cemetary in a few weeks when she visits Paris! The tomb of Polish composer, Frédéric Chopin. ...
Photos from *~Laura~* - http://www.flickr.com/photos/lausanne/

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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.