Waltz in A-flat, Op. 69, no. 1 "L'Adieu"
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Today's edition of Performance Today - the most popular classical-music show in the USA - will feature a performance from The Chopin Project: Chih-Long Hu's live interpretation of Chopin's Waltz in A-flat, Op. 69, no. 1 "L'Adieu"
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