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“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://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/stephen_hough/blog/2009/02/09/agile_wings_not_muscular_legs

    Pete

  • 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.