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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Review: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at Auckland Town Hall

Lithuanian pianist Mûza Rubackyté getting some nice attention from the Kiwis: “The opening pages of Chopin’s E minor Piano Concerto can be worryingly stolid, but not on this occasion, with the tonal finesse that conductor Christian Knapp brought to them. The themes having been given out, pianist Muza Rubackyte proved the ideal muse to realise their poetry. Totally at one with Knapp’s orchestral blend, the Lithuanian came up with matchless octaves, glittering passagework and, above all, the most soulful of rubato….”

New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
The opening pages of Chopin’s E minor Piano Concerto can be worryingly stolid, but not on this occasion, with the tonal finesse that conductor Christian
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Simon Trpceski, Perth Concert Hall

Another rave review for the much-buzzed-about Macedonian pianist. “His performance of Chopin’s Sonata No2 in B-flat minor was breathtaking – fresh, beautiful and simple.”

The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Performing the works of Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov, Trpceski’s technical ability was inspiring while his slower, sensitive playing was
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Swedish pianist to perform in Istanbul

Peter Jablonski has got Chopin on the bill for a March 20th recital in Istanbul’s Lutfi Kirdar Convention Hall…

New Anatolian – Ankara,Turkey
Jablonski will play a selected repertoire from Haydn, Grieg, Szymanowski and Chopin at Istanbul’s Lutfi Kirdar Convention Hall. Jablonski is recognised as
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Chopin in the Wired Weird Web:

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From the document-sharing site Docstoc, free downloads of Chopin sheet music. Latest installment is the Etude in A-flat, Op. 25, No. 1
By whitefang
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Docstoc feed for: creative – http://www.docstoc.com/documents/most-recent/


Thomas Pandolfi gives piano recital of Liszt, Scriabin, Chopin

DC blogger reviews concert featuring several Chopin works, including the Etude Op, 10 #8 in F “sounding almost unplayable on white keys…”
By Bill Boushka(Bill Boushka)
The pianist offers several CDs, one of which (“Polish Masters”) includes the Paderewski Piano Concerto, and Chopin’s variations on the march theme from Bellini’s “The Puritans” which I had discussed on this blog Sept. 4, 2007.
Bill’s Drama and Music News and Reviews – http://billsdramareviews.blogspot.com/

Chopin: Prelude 15 Opus 28 “Raindrop”

Sonoma State flutist music student and blogger discovers Chopin via a video game….
By Emily(Emily)
I first heard Chopin’s “Raindrop” prelude in the Halo 3 “Believe” trailer for the game. As you know, I am learning piano this year, and although this piece is much too difficult for me to play right now, I would like to be able to play
– http://tunethepiccolo.blogspot.com/