Chopin & George Sand
Barre Montpelier Times Argus – Barre,VT,USA

A preview of a WordStage Vermont production of “Frédéric & George,” — “an evening of letters, diaries, and memoirs penned by these two paradoxically matched lovers and some of their intimate circle.”

“Mme. Sand, beware of Chopin! He is nothing less than a moral vampire!”

“You have no idea what Mme. Sand has managed to do with him in one summer! Consumption has seized that figure and turned it into a soul without a body. The poor creature does not see that this woman has the love of a vampire!”

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Young Chinese pianist shows his reverence for the masters
The Star-Ledger – – Newark,NJ,USA

A preview of Yundi Li’s scheduled appearances in Princeton and Newark, NJ, where he shares his knowledge of “rival” pianist Lang Lang:

Although there have been hints of rivalry between Li and Lang Lang, Li says they “bumped into each other at Beijing Airport, and it was the first time we met, about three years ago. We said, ‘Let’s go and hang around next time when we have time.’ I think he’s a talented pianist with his own style.”

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Chopin to be performed at evening Dixie Forum
St. George Daily Spectrum – St. George,UT,US

A night of Chopin at Dixie State College in Utah, featuring DSC faculty member Dr. Nancy Allred and DSC alum Monica Hymas:

The duo will present “The Odyssey of Chopin’s Soul: The Four Ballades,” which will feature discussion on the history of these works. Hymas will perform Chopin’s “Ballade No. 1 in G Minor,” and “Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major,” while Dr. Allred will perform “Ballade No. 2 in F Major” and “Ballade No. 4 in F Minor.”

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Chopin in the Blogosphere:

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By LoGoRhythm(LoGoRhythm)

Blogger Lowri Blake muses on Chopin for cello in the south-west of France:

After a collection of short pieces and arrangements of music by Fauré, Debussy and Ravel, they played Chopin’s Introduction and Polonaise Brillante Op.3. I was dreading hearing the usual souped- up fare (hybrid versions rewritten by various cellists who felt that the cello part was too unglamorous) but no, they gave a terrific account of the piece in its original form. Chopin’s intention was to contrast the cello’s beautiful melodic line with a more virtuosic piano part, not to compete with it.

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