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Happy Birthday “Frycek.” Enjoy this beautiful and moving video that brings to life Chopin’s early years in 19th century Warsaw. You see where the young “Frycek” lived and hear details of his family, friends, personality and musical progress. Produced by …

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March 1, 2012. Happy Birthday Fryderyk Chopin!

Millions around the world will celebrate the life of Fryderyk Chopin today by listening to his music. We’d like to contribute to the celebration by presenting three pieces. The first is unusual though …

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Chopin's initials embellish the gate at The Hermitage -- formerly the Museum of the Chopin Festival -- where, in the summer of

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Nohant Manor -- Garden Entry from "Chopin's Europe" courtesy MUZA SA, Image copyright 2010 Hanna and Juliusz Komarnicki

As we know, Chopin, like Mozart …

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Daniel Rodriguez was a photojournalist for the Colombian daily newspaper El Espectador from 1936-66. His work, nearly all in black and white, is known for its beauty and simplicity. It shows a face of Colombian culture …

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Copyright 2010 Hanna and Juliusz Komarnicki

“Sometimes, through the window which opens onto the garden, strands of melody waft upwards from Chopin, and mingle

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Sarasota Chopin Festival: from November 12-16, 2010 The Artist Series of Sarasota in association with The Chopin Project will proudly present concerts, films and special events as part of the international celebration of the Fryderyk Chopin Year.

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Visit Chateau Sarzay with Madame Sand and Fryderyk Chopin while listening to his Mazurka in A-flat Major, Op. 59, No. 2, composed at nearby Nohant Manor in 1845.

Many of the photographs provided by Hanna and Juliusz Komarnicki from their …

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Chopin’s Warsaw — The Video

A beautiful and moving video that brings to life Chopin’s early years in 19th century Warsaw. You see where the young “Frycek” lived and hear details of his family, friends, personality and musical progress. Produced by the City of Warsaw, …

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Princess Cristina Belgiojoso, Underwriter of Hexameron

When Vincenzo Bellini, a great composer of bel canto opera and one of Chopin’s musical idols died in 1835, …

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Today’s Chopin Project posting features “Chopin’s Europe,” a just released hardbound photographic essay of all the places Chopin lived, loved, played and composed through the four decades of his life — some familiar, some rarely published, others newly discovered.

With …

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Chopin Project Player

Lutz, Florida – The Chopin Project® today announced the initial release of 20 exclusive new recordings, including many Chopin …

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Tribute to Chopin

'Tributo a Chopin' 80 x 36 Oil on Canvass ©Camargo Vilardy, 2009. Photo courtesey of Angela Bustamonte (c) 2009

Today’s posting embodies a grand fusion of the 19th century music of Fryderyk Chopin and the …

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©Barbara Kerstetter

Self-appraisals are often too charitable; at other times, too critical. “I hope I won’t write anything as dreadful too soon.” Those were Chopin’s words about his own Tarantella in A-flat

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Iowa Public Radio’s brand new performance series, “PERFORMANCE IOWA” premiers tonight in celebration of Chopin’s 200th Birthday.

Host Jacqueline Halbloom presents Dmitri Vorobiev, Chopin Project pianist and UNI Assistant Professor of Music in live performance of two Chopin rarities: …

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Contredanse in G-flat Major, 1827

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According to Wikipdia, a Contra Danse was an English folk dance incorporating two long rows of partners facing and moving towards or away from each other. At the end of the …

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The Bicentennial Edition

Presenting Chopin Project Audio Player and Chopin Planet:

With excitement and gratitude for Fryderyk Chopin’s music, we celebrate his 200th Birthday by introducing our newest feature – The Chopin Project Audio Player. Click the red “Listen Now” button and music …

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Decades before Maurice Ravel came along, Chopin also found inspiration in the old Spanish dance known as the Bolero, defined as "A Spanish dance and song, in moderate tempo and triple metre, popular at the end of the 18th century and throughout the 19th, often performed with guitar and castenets." In fact, the Spanish Bolero was rythmically related to the polonaise of Chopin's native country, and even Beethoven wrote a Bolero a solo ... it's one of his minor "without Opus" works, WoO 158. Xiaofeng Wu of the Chopin Project plays it live...

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Christina Thayer plays Chopin's Nocturne in G minor, Op. 15, No. 3 - an early success by Chopin

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