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    Nohant Window 2 [96]
    Chopin's Warsaw No. 2
    Photo from "Chopin's Europe" courtesy Hanna Komarnicki
    Poppies over Burma
  • Nohant Manor -- Garden Entry from "Chopin's Europe" courtesy MUZA, SA and Hanna Komarnicki
    Chopin Project Educational Outreach
    Tribute to Chopin
  • Chopin Nocturnes Op. 48 Title page
    OP 9 No 2 Cover
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    16 Nohant Typical Berry Country Road - Nocturne in C Minor, 1847 [KK 1233-5] AG
    Fryderyk Chopin's initials embellish the gate at The Hermitage -- formerly the Museum of the Chopin Festival -- where, in the summer of 1826, the Chopin family came to the spa at Duszniki "to take the waters."

“One is loath to believe that the echo of Chopin’s magic music can ever fall upon unheeding ears.  He may become old-fashioned, but, like Mozart, he will remain eternally beautiful.”

Even for a piece barely more than a minute in length, the “eternally beautiful” Chopin cited by writer and pianist james Huneker (author of the definitive book Chopin: The Man and his Music) is evident in this brief Cantabile.    This little gem often turns up folios and other albums devoted to 19th-century miniatures, though it didn’t actually appear in print until 1931, nearly 100 years after Chopin compoosed it.

Cantabile, after all, is defined as “to sing or play in a sweetly singing manner.”  See if you don’t think that’s exactly what Chopin Project Pianist Noel McRobbie does in this performance…

  • Peter Willard

    Did you see Stephen Hough’s comments on his blog about tempo in Chopin?


  • http://goif.ru Ferinannnd

    хороший рассказ, все разложено по полкам

  • http://coii.ru Avertedd

    Как по мне – тема раскрыта четко, спасибо за пост!

  • http://38h.ru Yorikk

    Мне кажется очень полезная штука.