Monthly Archive for January, 2008

Chopin in the News:

2 Cents Worth: Jan. 29, 2008
DesMoinesRegister.com – Des Moines,IA,USA
In an answer to that question about whether mentally ill people can be successful: Chopin, Mozart and Albert Einstein all were diagnosed with bipolar.

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Chopin In the News:

Chopin, With Progenitors and Progeny
New York Times – United States
In a brief program note Mr. Goode called the concert “a kind of homage to Chopin.” In practice, this meant surrounding Chopin’s

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Xiaofeng Wu in performance

The world of music had never before known any etudes as original, as musical, or as difficult.Frank Cooper

This is one of the best-known (and arguably, the most difficult!) of the set of twelve etudes Chopin dedicated …

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews

Stark-Iochmans: No flash, but a workmanlike effort
Providence Journal – Providence,RI,USA
Stark-Iochmans turned to Chopin to close out the afternoon, the composer’s Fourth Ballade in F Minor. Again this contained some beautiful playing,
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Pianist to continue long history of performances in city
NewsOK.com (subscription) – Oklahoma City,OK,USA
Ohlsson remains the only American pianist to have won the Chopin competition. Schumann’s 1845 piano concerto straddles the classical and romantic periods.
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Chopin News, Reviews & Previews:

A certain sameness mars an otherwise fine recital
Philadelphia Inquirer – Philadelphia,PA,USA
His Chopin mazurka had a preestablished framework that would encourage dynamism: The choice of mazurkas encompassed the composer’s Polish nationalist side
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‘George Gershwin Alone’ is more cabaret act than play
Cleveland Jewish News – Cleveland,OH,USA
Following the run of “George Gershwin Alone,” Hershey Felder appears as “Monsieur Chopin” Feb. 7-10. 216-795-7000 or www.clevelandplayhouse.com.
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Concert series to present piano recital
Caledon Citizen – Caledon,Ontario,Canada
He will present a recital that will include etudes, preludes and concerti by Chopin, Bach, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. The concert takes place at St.

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Goode aces test of Chopin mazurkas
Chicago Tribune, United States – Jan 21, 2008
By John von Rhein | Tribune critic January 22, 2008 Richard Goode styled his absorbing recital Sunday at Orchestra Hall as a homage to Chopin,

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Why are Chopin’s Waltzes so perennially appealing to pianists? The folks at the boutique label Brana Records offer a clue: nicely: “They incorporate a range of moods from melancholy to effervescent but retain an air of sophistication suited to

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