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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."

Category Archive for 'Lang Lang'


Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:



When Fame Can’t Cross the Atlantic
New York Times – United States

Fascinating story (and review) of Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov, lionized in Europe; barely known in America….


Classical music is supposedly universal. Language

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Though Hyde did appear, Lang Lang mostly Jekyll
Chicago Tribune – United States

Chicago critic decides there are two sides – or perhaps two personas – in the Chinese virtuoso:

More and more I am

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Project Launch to host Autism Benefit Concert
Woodlands Online, LLC – The Woodlands,TX,USA

A preview of a benefit concert by Dariusz Pawlas for Project Launcha Texas-based organization that While the April concert centers

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Rubinstein Piano Competition / The heat that shuffled the deck
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel

Bravos for the competitors, brickbats for the orchestra, in the latest dispatch from Tel Aviv:


Contestant Irina Zahharenkova, for instance, chose

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Chopin & George Sand
Barre Montpelier Times Argus – Barre,VT,USA

A preview of a WordStage Vermont production of “Frédéric & George,” — “an evening of letters, diaries, and memoirs penned by these two paradoxically matched lovers and …

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Belbin, Agosto taking a classical approach
Boston Globe – United States

Chopin turns out to be the missing ingredient in the ice-dancing tandem’s Quest for Gold….

[Tanith] Belbin and [Ben] Agosto are the most successful

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Lauded opera legend Viardot honored in tailor-made show

Examiner.com – USA

Rave review for theatrical/music program dedicated to Chopin amie Pauline Viardot (see previous entry):

Their combined brilliance is astounding. Two of America’s greatest living

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Chopin Video of the Day:

Kurikinton Fox – F.Chopin – fantasy impromptu in Guitar!!!

Not bad at all!

This is Fantasy Impromptu AKA Gino’s piece. These guys did this in g-tar…Amazing:D.
music is everything, everything is music – http://fluteguitar.multiply.com/

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Kicking against convention: a scene from The Concert, a clever and
This is London – London,England,UK

Another one of Jerome Robbins’ famous interpretations of Chopin, from the New York City Ballet performance at the London Coliseum….(be sure to read

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Chopin News, Previews, Rants, and Reviews:

Live: Lang Lang

Yesterday we brought you two views of Yundi Li; today it’s the “other” superstar Chinese pianist’s turn. Mark Swed of the LA Times is both impressed and appalled:

Tuesday night, he

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Chopin Commentary, News, Reviews, & Previews

Answers to Reader Questions

Celebrated neurologist and author Oliver Sacks responds to New York Times’ readers queries about “amusic” migraine auras. Sacks recounts a passage from his best-selling book “Musicophilia…”
New York

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Chopin News, Reviews, & Previews:

Finding the key Pianist marks 35 years of teaching
Waukegan News Sun – Waukegan,IL,USA
Frédéric Chopin wrote four scherzi for the piano. The first three are especially dark and dramatic. The composer Robert Schumann remarked

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