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    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."
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About the Project

The Chopin Project began as an ambitious live-concert-and-symposium series at the University of Michigan’s acclaimed School of Music, Theatre & Dance devoted to exploring the entirety of Fryderyk Chopin’s works for solo piano: Through a series of nine concerts at Britton Recital Hall, students from the piano studio of renowned teacher and performer Arthur Greene presented a complete traversal of Chopin’s works: from his earliest surviving work, a polonaise written at age 7, through his last mazurka penned in 1849. A complete list of participants in the U of M Chopin Project can be found here.

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The applause for the acclaimed concerts (check out the blog comments here) had barely died away when Arthur Greene and his top students went into the studio to capture their insightful Chopin interpretations for the Digital Age for Block M Records. For the first time ever, all 129 compositions – the complete solo piano works of Chopin – will be available for download via the iTunes music store, this site, and a number of other online destinations.

But we didn’t stop there. The Chopin Project is really just beginning. We want to share all the resources and the research that went into the recitals, pre-concert talks, and symposia, and add a whole lot more besides: Our goal to create a global online resource for all things connected to the unique, magical, and captivating world of Chopin and the piano. Research, commentary, program, notes, audio, video, even musical scores…we want the Chopin Project to be your “one-stop shop” for considering all Chopin things.

That means we need your help! Your ideas, suggestions and contributions will really make the Chopin Project site “sing.” So bookmark us and explore, discover, and savor the genius of Chopin’s timeless creations.

After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own. — Oscar Wilde

chopin-head.gifThe Chopin Project is proudly presented by Frederick Slutsky Arts, exclusive representatives for pianist Arthur Greene and other acclaimed performing, visual, and creative artists.

  • paul myers

    Hi Fred ! This is Paul from Brighthouse. Just checking out the site. I’ll leave a more detailed comment later.

  • Karen Frye

    I can not begin to express how much I enjoyed this wonderful website. It is so exciting! I am enthralled with the quality of the performances, the depth of information provided and the resources available through this site.

    As I continue my humble studies at the keyboard, I will certainly revisit this beautiful website again, and again. When I feel discouraged, it will be pleasure to return here to read about Chopin and to listen to his beautiful music.

    Thank you for such a beautiful gift!

    Karen

  • Sandy..Post Office

    Beautiful Music, nice site.

  • Maria Correia

    I have always loved Chopin’s music! Thank you so much for this wonderful site. I will be in touch…

  • Cami

    Great site, Fred! Congratulations!

  • Bruce Trinkley

    Wonderful website!

    Although Chopin did not write any choral music, he did write a few very lovely songs, seven of which are now available in arrangements for chorus with English translations, published by Associated Music and available through Hal Leonard. Three are arranged for mixed chorus (HL50483074), two for men’s voices (HL50483075) and two for women’s voices (HL50483076). The Frederic Chopin Seven Songs allow singers and choirs to join pianists in celebrating the music of Chopin on his 200th Anniversary Year!

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  • http://theuniversallanguageofmusic.webs.com/ Jamila Sahar

    Greetings,
    I plan to visit often, as well as share the sight with my students as well, particularly those beginning to study Chopin. Many thanks for sharing this valuable information.

  • john smith

    Great site!. I would suggest adding a music theory section that has analysis of Chopin’s works, especially the preludes.

  • http://www.pianoreviewusa.com Jasper Witt

    This is a great site. As I continue to teach piano and review music I’ve played in the past, I’m reminded of how much I love Chopin.