Chopin News, Reviews, & Previews:

Pianist Diana Fanning

Well-traveled Middlebury-based pianist offers a recital in the Vermont state capital with an emphasis on Chopin: “I have chosen pieces that I have loved for years, and I think they illustrate different aspects of Chopin’s artistry, from the utmost delicacy to tremendous power.”
Barre Montpelier Times Argus – Barre,VT,USA
Works of Frederic Chopin comprise the entire second half of the program. Fanning says, “I have so enjoyed thinking about the poetic and passionate music of
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Debut album ‘Equanimity’ is dream come true for computer consultant

Computer consultant-turned-composer Ryan Stewart cites Chopin as one of his major influences on his new CD that ranges from “solo piano to lush orchestration.”
Deseret News – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
Stewart’s influences range from classical works of Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Debussy to jazz icon Harry Connick Jr., New Age artists Vangelis and film
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New album shows Alicia Keys as she is
Richmond reviewer notes one of pop diva’s trademarks – showing off her classical chops in concert and on disc…
Commonwealth Times (subscription) – Richmond,VA,USA
Keys begins with a piece that bears a striking resemblance to Frederick Chopin’s “Nocturne in C minor.” The “As I Am (Intro)” ends with a smooth beat laid

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Learning the keys to success
Charming essay about a life lesson learned when a Chopin Nocturne brought a young overachiever to her knees… University Daily Kansan – Lawrence,KS,USA
I was working on a nocturne by Chopin, and for nearly two hours every night, I would sit at my piano going over and over each scale, chord and trill.
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Allie Hughes Plays the El Mo

This time, it’s a Canadian singer-songwriter who gives a nod to Monsieur Chopin as a major influence….
Torontoist – Ontario, Canada
to hear that she counts Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim among her diverse list of influences (that also includes Chopin, Brahms and plenty of Rufus).
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Solo Recital by Pianist Yundi Li

Preview of March 18 Toronto recital by budding Chinese superstar pianist, “propelled to international fame when he won first prize at the 2000 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland at the age of 18.”

Exchange Morning Post – Waterloo,Ontario,Canada
His upcoming program includes works by Chopin, Liszt and Mussorgsky’s powerhouse Pictures At An Exhibition. Yundi Li was propelled to international fame
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Chopin Videos:

Clip”Scherzo No.1″ by Chopin

From a new music-instruction site called “Click for Lessons” a video of a California piano teacher

By thomaspenders@comcast.net (Thomas P.)
Chopin scherzo no.1 performd by Thomas Penders.
Enspired Video – http://enspired.com/

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