....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, June 22, 2008

The Chopin Currency - June 22nd, 2008

Chopin Videos:

Reilly, Chopin And Strayhorn
By Rifftides

From jazz journalist Doug Ramsey's Rifftides blog on Artsjournal.com, a fascinating performance by jazz pianist Jack Reilly...

That led to a search that turned up video of Reilly in a performance that melds Chopin and Strayhorn. His subtle key changes are central to the fun and fascination. .

Rifftides - http://www.artsjournal.com/rifftides/

Horowitz - Chopin
By David Berner(David Berner)

Vancouver BC talk show host/nascent politician posts video of Vladimir Horowitz playing a movment from Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 at the White House in 1986. For No. Apparent. Reason....

David Talks/The Berner Monologues - http://thebernermonologues.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.