Monthly Archive for May, 2008

Chopin News, Views, Reviews, and Previews:

“All Robbins” is all pleasure at PNB
Seattle Times – United States

The Jerome Robbins Chopin-dance fever juggurnaut rumbles on in Seattle, with acclaimed productions by Pacific Northwest Ballet of “The Concert” and “In

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‘Forever’ captures architecture, ‘personality’ of French cemetery
Deseret News – Salt Lake City,UT,USA

“To be honest, a 90-minute documentary about a cemetery sounds — at least on paper — about as exciting as spending 90 …

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The scared boy who dreamed… and the man who triumphed
Yorkshire Post – Leeds,England,UK

Approving profile of Yorkshire pianist-turned-textile-magnate-turned-arts- developer-turned-philanthropist Sir Ernest Hall, developer of the renowned Dean Clough arts and business complex, upon

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Benjamin Grosvenor: Teenage Prodigy Comes of Age
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom

An object lesson in how to nuture a burgeoning concert career… resulting in “a beguiling, stylish and richly rewarding performance of Chopin’s E …

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Vaguely Chopin-connected News, Previews, and Reviews:
At Piano Showdown, Hard Choices
Washington Post – United States

“Year after year, standards of piano playing seem to improve, subtly yet perceptibly. The latest demonstration was Sunday afternoon in the Kennedy Center‘s

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Chopin News, Views, Previews, and Reviews:

Piano Archives: Arturo Benedetti Michelangelo = SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54; LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major; RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 40; CHOPIN: Waltz

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Ingrid Fliter: ‘In the middle of my salad, he told me I’d won’
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom

A “Get To Know Her” introduction to UK readers of It Girl Ingrid Fliter …

Born in Argentina

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New Classical Tracks: The allure and the thrill of Chopin
Minnesota Public Radio – Saint Paul,MN,USA

Radio review of Gilmore Prize winner Ingrid Fliter’s new CD…

The young Argentine musician Ingrid Fliter is one

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Chopin in the Blogosphere:

Chopin’s Pianos

From the blog earideas, a chance to listen to one of the programs from the BBC’s Chopin Experience programs. (The BBC’s rather maddening policy is to pull all of their audio after

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Young Cuban Pianist Jorge Gonzalez Buajasan Awarded win the Prize "Cle d Or" of Superior level in France.Young Cuban Pianist Jorge Gonzalez Buajasan Awarded win the Prize
Cuba Headlines – Ciudad Habana,Habana,Cuba

Our first dispatch from the island’s news agency….

Virtuous interpretations of “Nocturne” by Frederic Chopin and Concert Studies of

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Must male pianists be pin-ups?
guardian.co.uk – UK

Provocative column from Guardian blogger about “making glamourpusses out of pianists…” The readers think it’s more of a generation gap…

In the crisis-laden economy of classical music

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

A Country in the Moon, by Michael Moran
Independent – London,England,UK

Review declares Michael Moran’s new book about Poland to be an “absorbing, exasperating and ultimately rewarding travelogue.”

Moran emerges from these pages as

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Virtuoso introducing America toclassical music on the accordion
Las Vegas Sun – Las Vegas,NV,USA


No, I don’t play polkas,” says Lidia Kaminska, “the first and still the only accordionist in the United States who has a doctorate

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Cross-posted from our companion daily blog site The Chopin Currency: By “Currency” we mean just how contemporary – and how powerfully it resonates in our own time, nearly 200 years since the composer’s birth.

This month we’re getting a compelling

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‘Carmen’ reincarnated
Jerusalem Post – Israel

Russian-Israeli choreographer (and Kirov vet) Valery Panov’s dance company offers a twin-bill of Carmen and Chopin in Tel Aviv…

Les Sylphides, set to the music of

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A Chopin extravaganza
Times Online – UK

Nice Times of London summation of the BBC Radio 3 Chopin Experience:


After the Beethoven and Tchaikovsky Experiences and the Bach Christmas it’s time for Frédéric Chopin to

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Chopin Videos:

The Film – “None of Us Are Free”

How “current” is Chopin? Look no further for powerful testimony than from this current PSA produced on commission from MTV networks to raise awareness for disaster relief in Myanmar (a/k/a

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Gilmore artist Ingrid Fliter, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra team up
Kalamazoo Gazette – MLive.com – Kalamazoo,MI,USA

The penultimate performance at the Gilmore Fest draws raves…

One might consider Mozart as Fliter’s specialty — until she

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Sejm declares 2010 Year of Chopin
Thenews.pl – Warsaw,Poland

The Polish Parliment makes an Official Proclamation, preceded by “lively debate.” And just what DID happen to the Piano in the House?

The Sejm, Polish lower

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Felder completes composer trilogy with ‘Beethoven’ premiere
North County Times – Escondido,CA,USA

Really having more to do with Ludwig than Fryderyk, a preview of Hershey Felder’s new one-man show in San Diego…

Like the other

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Chopinmusic.net calls this Grand Valseone of Chopin’s most popular and glittering works.” We’re hard pressed to disagree.

Hear Chopin Project pianist Jei-Yern Ryu perform Chopin’s effervescent Waltz in E-flat, Op. 18.

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Concert review: Young Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz dazzles
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA

A Bay Area reviewer isn’t quite ready to hand the Chopin crown to the hot young Polish pianist….

His

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A Country In The Moon is a poetic exploration
Metro – London,UK


Echoes of Chopin abound in a new travelogue through post-Communist Poland by an Australian author ‘”honoring a deathbed pledge to his uncle– an

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A scintillating fiesta of melodies
The News – International – Pakistan

It’s not often we get Chopin reviews from Karachi!

The evening’s programme opened the Polish-French composer Frederick Francois Chopin’s Waltz in F Major.

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Chopin Video of the Day: Neil Sedaka Plays Chopin, c. 1965

The crooner shows off his classical chops by playing the Fantaisie-Impromptu after stumping the panel on the game show I’ve Got A Secret…

Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Romanian

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Chopin at Home:

Visit Chopin’s birthplace
Thenews.pl – Warsaw,Poland

A great way to spend your Sundays in the Polish countryside….

The 55th season of Sunday concerts in Zelazowa Wola, Chopin’s birthplace about 60 kilometres west of Warsaw, has

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New Recordings of Legendary Pianist
New York Times – United States

This Tuesday privately made recordings of the American pianist William Kapell’s last concerts will finally be available. Sony/BMG is releasing this two-disc set

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From Georgia with love
Jerusalem Post – Israel

Georgian Pianist Alexander Korsantia prepares to play a concert with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, whose home venue of Henry Crown Hall just happens to be located …

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Chopin News, Reviews & Previews:

Chopin: Genius or monster?
Independent – London,England,UK

Think piece from UK daily: “As Radio 3 prepares to broadcast the composer’s complete works, Michael Church says that he’s been woefully misunderstood…” Worth a read!

The

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