Category Archive for 'Variations'

PhotoVienna_gold

Collage of images from “Chopin’s Europe” Photos courtesy Hanna Komarnicki

MINI BIO PART 2: First Trip to Vienna 

Chopin visited Vienna twice. To all musicians, both aspiring and established, the capital city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was the ultimate Mecca, …

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Paganini Chopin

This rare bit of Chopiniana was supposedly written after violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini came through Warsaw in the summer of 1829, a concert we know that Chopin attended. A month later he graduated from the Higher School of Music in …

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