Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

St. Petersburg Ballet pirouettes into the PAC

Well-written review from the UM-St. Louis student paper giving high marks and providing good context for the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater performance….”The program opened with one of the dance masterpieces of the 20th century. Originally developed in 1907 by choreographer Mikhail Fokine as a dance to the music of Frederic Chopin, initially titled “Chopiniana,” he later renamed it “Reverie Romantique” and it was later renamed “Les Syliphides” when Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe performed it in Paris….. The dance is a dream of classic, graceful moves, six alternating dances of large and small groups of dancers, set to Chopin’s music. The opening Mazurka has the whole group in motion, followed by the dances by pairs and trios and solos.


Current – St. Louis,MO,USA
Originally developed in 1907 by choreographer Mikhail Fokine as a dance to the music of Frederic Chopin, initially titled “Chopiniana,” he later renamed it
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Vassily Primakov – piano

Preview of Primakov’s March 8 appearance in South Africa….
ArtslinkNews – Johannesburg,Gauteng,South Africa
His recent all-Chopin CD for Tavros Records garnered the following accolade from Clavier magazine: ‘…a suave account …played with personal reflection and
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Chopin Chatter:

Polish Chopin Gold
Speaking of “The Chopin Currency,” Did you know that the Polish mint issued a gold Chopin coin in 1977? Now you do…
By Charles II
I was recently looking for a gold peice issued by the Polish mint in 1977 (?), which Krause puts at $150. I was slightly alarmed when I saw it at €400…has the gold price gone up that far ? I haven’t found it with any other dealers.
Coin Talk – The Place to Discuss Coins – http://www.cointalk.org

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