Chopin News, Reviews, & Previews:


Byron Janis Celebrates 80th Birthday 3/10 in Concert with Hensley

Celebrated Chopin interpreter (and more recently, composer of Broadway songs) Byron Janis is set to present two shows – celebrating his 80th birthday (and Chopin’s 198th!) in March at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza in New York….

Broadway World – New York,NY,USA
The birthday festivities continue with “An Evening of Song with Pianist as Composer with a Touch of Chopin,” a concert on Monday, March 10 at 8pm where he
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Pianist follows own jazz road

Previewing an appearance in Detroit’s Orchestra hall, notes about the classical roots of jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson…
DetNews.com – Detroit,MI,USA
to a French father and an American mother, the classically trained pianist says he still loves to work his fingers in Bach and Chopin.
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Chopin Photos

Chopin’s family church

Nice photo of medieval Polish village church where Chopin’s parents were married. “28.06.1806. I, Ignacy Marzański, the curate of this church, having delivered three banns on Sundays and not having found any canonical obstacles, this legal marriage of Mr Mikolaj Chopin, tutor in Zelezowa Wola, a bachelor and Ms Justyna Krzyzanowska…”
Church of St. Roch and st. John the Baptist in the village of Brochów, close to the village of…
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Chopin in the Blogosphere:

Thursday Thirteen #25

13 things to know about Chopin, part of an entertaining series from a Southern California blogger. “#13 — It was not ‘love at first sight’ for Frederick and Georg [Sand]. “Something about her repels me,” he wrote his family. Sand, however, in a letter to a friend in June, 1837, debated whether she should end a current affair to begin one with Chopin — repelled be damned! — even though she knew he was reportedly engaged to a woman named Maria Wodzińska.”

By Lara Angelina(Lara Angelina)
We were big faves of Frederick Chopin as I was growing up and I’ve carried that love into my adult life. My mother and I would watch “A Song To Remember” (Cornel Wilde played a robust Frederick and Merle Oberon played a beautiful Georg
Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing – http://larachronicles.blogspot.com/


Tudor and Limon Celebrated

From the excellent blog danceviewtimes, a review of an American Ballet Theatre 100th birthday retrospective on the works of Anthony Tudor and Jose Limon:

This “Suite from ‘Mazurkas,'” staged by veteran Limón dancer Sarah Stackhouse, includes eight of the work’s twelve sections. In a post-performance discussion, she explained that the work was inspired by the company’s visit to Poland as part of a 1957 European tour, during which they paid a visit to Chopin’s home. She described the individual sections as “little gifts” from the choreogrpaher to each dancer who had been on that tour. Certainly Limón can be seen as being ahead of the curve in creating a Chopin piano ballet, something that became a more familiar type of dance about a decade later.

By Susan Reiter
Limón’s 1958 “Mazurkas,” which served as the evening’s appetizer, is an uncomplicated and sweetly open-hearted piano ballet to Chopin, and thus quite different from what one generally associated with the choreographer.
danceviewtimes – http://www.danceviewtimes.com/

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