Category Archive for 'Preludes'

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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[Robbins ballet photo]Chopin News, Views, and Reviews:

A Comedic Ballet With Legs
Wall Street Journal – USA

WSJ critic marvels at the staying power of Jerome Robbins’ Chopinistic comedic creation….

“Death,” one showbiz quip has it, “is easy; comedy is hard.” However

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Chopin in the blogosphere:

Robbins’s Definitive Chopin at the NYC Ballet
By nahnopenotquite

The Jerome Robbins Celebration for the 2008 spring season at the New York City Ballet is on now. I saw a program last night called Definitive Chopin

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Preview: Playing a fugue of his favourite things
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand

Aussie pianist Piers Lane prepares to play a “friendly” in neighboring New Zealand…Chopin friends and colleagues Charles Alkan and Liszt, not

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Must male pianists be pin-ups?
guardian.co.uk – UK

Provocative column from Guardian blogger about “making glamourpusses out of pianists…” The readers think it’s more of a generation gap…

In the crisis-laden economy of classical music

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Concert review: Young Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz dazzles
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA

A Bay Area reviewer isn’t quite ready to hand the Chopin crown to the hot young Polish pianist….

His

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New Recordings of Legendary Pianist
New York Times – United States

This Tuesday privately made recordings of the American pianist William Kapell’s last concerts will finally be available. Sony/BMG is releasing this two-disc set

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Chopin Video of the Day:

Woody Woodpecker: “Musical Moments from Chopin

Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda give a piano performance for an audience of barnyard animals. Soundtrack is provided by the duo-piano team of (Thomas) Saidenberg & (Edward) Rebner

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Chopin News, Reviews & Previews:

Award-winning pianist to perform here
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada

Both a review (of a new DG CD) and a preview of the pending May 2 appearance in Vancouver by Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz..

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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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Chopin in the YouTubeoSphere:

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VideoSong 4 – Radiohead/Chopin Matchup

See it to believe it….


1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).2. If you hear it, at some point you see it

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Dyngus Day to proclaim Polish pride
Buffalo News – NY, United States

Today we tip our hat to the venerable Chopin Singing Society, proud keepers of the Dyngus Day flame in Western New York…

For the clueless, Dyngus Day

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Pianist’s intense preparation and talent have brought him global
Schenectady Gazette – Schenectady,NY,USA

Another preview for the current recital tour of 2000 Chopin Competition winner Yundi Li, who’ll play Sunday March 16th at …

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Cellist Oh Ah-mi’s Courageous Crossover
Korea Times – South Korea

The world’s first self-described “crossover cellist,” breaks conventions by adding dance moves to the still-standing cello performance. “I am inspired by Vanessa Mae’s passionate playing

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National Ballet’s versatility shines in triumphant trio
Globe and Mail – Canada

RAVE review for National Ballet of Canada program that leads off with post-modern interpretation of the Chopin Preludes, courtesy of Quebecois choreographer Marie

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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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Vienna calling

A unique mixture in Manila: old Vienna with indigenous Filipino culture. The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, led by guest Austrian conductor Ernest Hoetz, performs a traditional Vienna New Year’s Day Concert on Feb. 25th,

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