Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

At 90, ‘Piano Jazz’ personality going strong
Roanoke Times – Roanoke,VA,USA

Ageless pianist, author, and radio host Marian McPartland celebrates her 90th birthday, in grand style at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. She looks back on a career that began with Chopin:

From the very beginning of her musical life, McPartland has been easily able to absorb music. She learned to play piano mostly from listening to her mother play Chopin at home and seeking out the melodies and chords on her own. She received formal training at Guildhall School of Music in her native Great Britain when still in her teens, but the lure of jazz proved too strong to resist a gig playing in a four-piano vaudeville act. “My parents were horrified,” she remembers. “But I was in show business now and that was that.”

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Asada gets up to grab gold
Yahoo! Eurosport – London,UK

Tabith and Agosto falter, but Chopin serves Japan’s Mao Asada well at the World Figure Skating Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden….

Asada slipped as she prepared for what was supposed to the first jump in her routine to Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu, sliding into the boards instead of

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Misc. Chopiniana:

Three Deilmann Ships Sail the Elbe River this Summer
About – News & Issues – New York,NY,USA

Did you know there was a Chopin Cruise Liner? Now you do…

The MV Katharina von Bora and MV Frederic Chopin will cruise between Berlin and Prague, and the MV Dresden will sail between Hamburg and Dresden.

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