Chopin Reviews & Previews:

Ivan Hewett reviews Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Cédric Tiberghien at – United Kingdom

French pianist Cedric Tiberghein receives rave reviews for his Chopin Ballades at his recital at London’s Wigmore Hall; critic is less enamored of his Beethoven…

He glided on to the stage like a blond wraith, and as he played all four Chopin Ballades one after another, his hands seem to glance off the keyboard.
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Alexander Kanchaveli, RSAMD, Glasgow

Meanwhile, in Scotland, Georgian pianist Alexander Kanchaveli (Third Prize winner in the Chopin Competition in Rome) plays the Fourth Ballade….
The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Kanchaveli presented a program of minimal fuss and followed the Sonata with Chopin’s Ballade no 4 in F minor, op 52. This piece, though at times wildly
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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Perth Concert Hall
Staying in Scotland, a nice description of Markus Groh making his way through the Second Piano Concerto….
Perthshire Advertiser – Perthshire and Kinross,Scotland,UK
The main work in the concert was a performance of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, played by the German pianist Markus Groh. This was a virtuoso performance
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Allan, 80, receives the gift of music
Allan Marlow turns 80 today, (20/02) and is looking forward to the performance by Japanese pianist Haruko Seki….
Buckingham Today – Buckingham,UK
industry for many years, has requested a programme of his favourite music including pieces by Debussy, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt and Gershwin.
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Painted Horse adds tasty kick to old faves
Nothing to do with Chopin save for the first line, comparing Rubinstein’s keyboard confections with a chef’s concoctions….
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
to eliminate any live-performance mishaps, the great pianist Arthur Rubinstein recorded a Chopin Polonaise with a few wrong notes and unsteady passages.
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Chopin in the Blogosphere:

Chopin and choping

Mixing Fryderyk and firewood in Somerset, England, apparently without benefit of a spell-checker….
By james hastings(james hastings)
Chasing up some contacts. Very exciting times for Speaking Out. Writing features on some amazing Christian ministries and ready to tackle the next stage of the book, while listening to some Chopin. Praise be God.
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Chopin Nocturne Op. 48 No. 1

Charming site devoted to student piano performances.
By pattisonpiano
This track was laid down by Stephanie at her lesson last week.
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